VIDEO: Sonic boom causes “explosion noise” over Cambs
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A LOUD bang heard in Huntingdonshire yesterday was a sonic boom caused by a jet aircraft.
Residents heard the loud noise at 11.40am this morning, prompting a flood of calls to Cambridgeshire police.
The bang could also be heard in Essex and Hertfordshire.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed that the noise was a sonic boom - a bang is caused when an aircraft breaks through the sound barrier (768mph).
The bang was heard throughout Hertfordshire, as well as in Essex and parts of Cambridgeshire.
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Officials at the MoD said a Eurofighter Typhoon from RAF Coningsby had been scrambled after air controllers lost communication with a Heathrow-bound plane.
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