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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Sonic booms 'rare event' over land

Aviation expert Dr Stephen Wright from Leeds University says it is very rare to hear sonic booms because it is a criminal offence to fly at speeds greater than Mach 1 over land in the UK. Anyone who does this normally has to answer immediately to the Civil Aviation Authority with very good reasons as to why they broke the rules.

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