Loud bangs over village as RAF scrambles fighters

3 May

Villagers were alarmed by two loud bangs on Sunday evening which were later identified as RAF jets breaking the sound barrier.

Two RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled from RAF Coningsby to meet a passenger aircraft above Yorkshire which had veered off course and become unresponsive. Air France confirmed one of its aircraft was the reason, and it landed safely at Newcastle. The RAF jets were scrambled in accordance with normal procedure for these circumstances. 

The two bangs were so loud some villagers went into the streets and burglar alarms were activated.