Sonic Booms in Kent: RAF Jets Intercept ‘Dangerous’ Latvian Cargo Plane Over London

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Did you hear sonic booms in Kent? Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, yesterday afternoon to intercept a Latvian-registered plane ‘causing concern’ over Kent. The incident created a dramatic sonic boom, which was heard across a 50-mile radius. The explosion-like sound was reported across Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Was this a terror attack? Aviation expert said response was ‘in case of another 9/11 of Parliament’. Essex police spokesman said incident was due to a ‘loss of communication’.

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Sketch of the Latvian plane interception and sonic boom over UK.

In either ways, The RAF typhoon pilot said to the Latvian crew: ‘If you do not respond immediately to orders you will be shot down’‘, after it sparked terror alert by veering off course over London. Here the audio warning from RAF typhoon to MITAVIA1605:

Flight mapping specialists said plane took unexpected detour over London. Fighters escorted the Russian made Antonov An-26 cargo airliner into Stansted.

Did you experience this sonic boom?

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