Why was there a sonic boom over parts of Norfolk and Suffolk? Here’s everything we know

Police officers by the Ryanair plane, that was from Lithuania to Luton, at Stansted airport where it

Police officers by the Ryanair plane, that was from Lithuania to Luton, at Stansted airport where it was escorted into by RAF jets (Picture: @zulu_wooloo/PA Wire) - Credit: PA

Thousands of people across Norfolk and Suffolk heard the sonic boom this morning which was caused by RAF Typhoon jets. Here is everything we know.

A sonic boom was heard over East Anglia this morning (Picture: Andy Longhust/submitted)

A sonic boom was heard over East Anglia this morning (Picture: Andy Longhust/submitted) - Credit: Archant

•The RAF's Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft were scrambled from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

•The sonic boom was head by thousands of people in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk at around 8.40am.

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•They were called to intercept a Ryanair flight from Kaunas, Lithuania, which was supposed to land at Luton Airport.

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•It was diverted to Stansted Airport following reports of a security alert – the Essex airport is designated to deal with hijacks and major security alerts.

•The plane landed safely at around 8.55am and passengers were taken off the flight.

•The runway was closed at flights at the airport were grounded for 10 minutes but was reopened a short time later.

•Essex Police confirmed they carried out enquires but nothing suspicious was found.

•Armed police were tasked with assessing the plane and were supported by the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

•Passengers who were on board the flight are now being transported to Luton Airport using coaches.

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