RAF typhoons cause sonic booms across Yorkshire

Two loud bangs heard across Yorkshire are being blamed on sonic booms. It was caused after RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to deal with an 'unresponsive civilian aircraft'

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RAF Typhoons create sonic booms across Yorkshire

Thousands of people across Yorkshire got a bit of a shock last night when huge bangs were heard right across the region. Within minutes social media went into a frenzy with reports of houses shaking, windows cracking and general panic at what many thought was an explosion.

It was the sound of two RAF Typhoons creating sonic booms after being scrambled to intercept a French aircraft which was experiencing problems as it came in to land.

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