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Loud boom over Harlow as military planes scrambled

Communities / Wed 29th Oct 2014 pm31 05:54pm

RAFA LARGE sonic boom was heard over Harlow as two RAF jets accompanied a plane into Stansted Airport.

The sound, heard over the Kent area and Essex at around 4.45pm, was described as causing windows to shake.

Military jets were deployed on a precautionary basis when a Lithuian registered cargo plane was diverted to Stansted.

This was due to a loss of communication with the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely at Stansted airport at around 5.20pm on Wednesday October 29.

All three people who were on board have been spoken to by police, it was established that everything was in order and reason for the short loss of communication was due to a change in airspace jurisdiction. Essex Police is not investigating the incident and the aircraft will be able to continue its journey to Birmingham when it is ready.

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1 Comment for Loud boom over Harlow as military planes scrambled:

UKMaverick785
2014-10-30 16:27:22

Worth pointing out to people who don't know - Stansted is the designated hijack and incident airport for the UK. These things will happen from time to time as a result. It's because of the vast open spaces that Stansted has.

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