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RAF apologises after Coningsby Typhoon jets cause sonic boom

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The Royal Air Force has been forced to apologise after Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby were reported to have caused a sonic boom in Norfolk on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports from Norfolk suggested that people’s homes and windows were shaking as RAF Coningsby performed manoeuvres over East Anglia.

“RAF aircrew are subject to stringent control over the use of supersonic speed over land,” a RAF spokesman said.

“However, a review of flight data has confirmed RAF Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby were conducting high energy manoeuvring over Norfolk at the time of the reports.

“We offer our sincere apologies for any disturbance caused to the public and will re-emphasise airspeed restrictions in flight briefings.”