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RAF Lakenheath: ‘Sonic boom’ heard over Norfolk homes could have been caused by F-15 jet

18:08 15 April 2014

20th Anniversary celebrations of the arrival of the F-15 at RAF Lakenheath.

20th Anniversary celebrations of the arrival of the F-15 at RAF Lakenheath.

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An American fighter jet from a Suffolk airbase may be behind the loud bang that caused homes to tremble across part of Norfolk yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman from RAF Lakenheath said one of the base’s F-15 aircraft could have created the bang, likened by residents to a “sonic boom”, which was heard in Belton, Burgh Castle, Runham, Reedham and Filby.

The spokesman said: “We are investigating an event from mid-afternoon yesterday in the vicinity of Norwich.

“It is possible one of our F-15 aircraft was involved in an extremely transitory event that could have created the reported sounds. The Air Force will conduct a thorough investigation and provide information as it becomes available.”

The loud clap was heard between 2pm and 3pm, with some residents reporting that it rattled houses.

Emily Beaumont, who lives near Reedham, said: “Did hear a huge bang yesterday which shook the house around 2 - 3pm.”

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