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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Hundreds of Londoners have reported hearing a large 'explosion' across London and as far north as Hertfordshire. The bang was heard at about 4.20am local time, rocking homes and setting off car alarms. Herts Fire Control tweeted: 'We are currently receiving a large number of calls from across the whole of Hertfordshire regarding a large explosion sound. We are investigating.' There are unverified reports that the noise may have been caused by two Eurofighter Typhoons taking off from RAF Coningsby.

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Metropolitan Police says a "loud bang" heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes and there is "no cause for concern"

This may be the indirect cause of the #Explosion heard in North London - fighter jets scrambling to escort this unidentifiable aircraft into the UK's designated diversion airport for aircraft squawking 7700 (hijack or distress situation).
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#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-01 12:06 AM | Reply

1 DEC UK QRA 0420z: Royal Air Force Typhoons ***26 & ***27 launched from Coningsby
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#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-01 12:10 AM | Reply

I remember sonic booms when from when I was a kid, and when I attended a few military air shows.

They are quite impressive.

I can see why they might be mistaken for other, more nefarious, causes.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-01 07:59 PM | Reply

Which shows? That's not allowed in the US.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-12-03 07:18 PM | Reply

Which shows? That's not allowed in the US.

Heard a couple of pops at Nellis a few years ago from a pair of (I think) F-104s.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-12-03 07:45 PM | Reply

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