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‘Unbelievably loud bang’ heard over Suffolk NOT caused by RAF fighter jet

PUBLISHED: 11:04 22 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:44 23 September 2020

The loud noise heard over Suffolk was not casued by a fighter jet, the MoD have confirmed. Picture: GARY STEDMAN

The loud noise heard over Suffolk was not casued by a fighter jet, the MoD have confirmed. Picture: GARY STEDMAN

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An “unbelievably loud bang” which woke up residents across Suffolk this morning was not caused by an RAF fighter jet, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have said. 

The noise was heard by a number of people in towns and villages across the east of the county shortly after 6.30am today.

Residents in Framlingham, Kettleburgh and Saxmundham have all reported hearing the mysterious bang, which sounded “like an explosion”.

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The noise has been compared to the sonic boom heard over Suffolk in 2017 after an RAF Typhoon broke the sound barrier over the county.

However, the MoD have now confirmed that any jet which could travel at supersonic speed was grounded this morning. 

A spokesperson said: “There has been no quick reaction alert activity this morning from Coningsby and likewise there has been no training flying by RAF Typhoon or USAF F-15s at this time or location.

“Therefore, as these are the only supersonic capable assets in the UK I am pretty sure the noise heard was not a sonic boom and not generated by the RAF/USAF”.

RAF Lakenheath have also confirmed that none of their fighter jets were active this morning.


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