London Boom Caused by Royal Air Force Planes

Cheryl Sanders
December 1, 2019

An investigation was launched in the early hours of the morning, with the Met Police later explaining: "The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes".

It turned out to be a sonic boom from Royal Air Force fighter jets. 'There isn't a reason for disaster'.

Mil Radar, a Twitter account that monitors RAF activity, also reported that two RAF Typhoons took off just before the noise was reported.

An explosion-like sound was heard across parts of London, with people living in Essex, north and west London and Stevenage among those tweeting to say they had been woken up by the noise. Somebody else heard it?'


" Awoke in a panic, " Lynn James in Hertfordshire wrote".

"The sound was heard throughout London and Hertfordshire", said one critic on Twitter. "Worried when you have children hearing this dang".

Frightened Londoners already frazzled by Friday's London Bridge attack thought they were under attack for a second time when a loud "explosion" was heard across the city on Sunday morning. Appeared like an explosion and it shook the home?

Many took to social media to report the sound of an "explosion", with some saying their house had shaken. There isn't a reason for public disaster'.


RAF jets are only cleared to travel at supersonic speeds in emergencies, such as intercepting another aircraft.

The Typhoons' Like a flash Reaction Alert precipitated sonic booms across the east flee as they raced south from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

At about 4.30am, Herts fire service tweeted: "We are now receiving a large number of calls from across the whole of Hertfordshire regarding a large explosion sound".


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