Residents in some areas of Derbyshire were left shaken up this morning after a sonic boom was heard in the county
It was caused by an RAF jet flying over the area to intercept an air india passenger flight following a reported bomb threat.
Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons were scrambled earlier from @RAFConingsby to intercept a civilian aircraft; this was safely escorted to Stansted. The Typhoons were authorised to travel at supersonic speed and any inconvenience caused to local residents is regretted. #securetheskies pic.twitter.com/VsvL2MVgI8— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) June 27, 2019
Police said they had received "a large number" of 999 calls about the noise.
Loud bangs that could be heard across Derby and and parts of Derbyshire are being attributed to a sonic boom caused by a low flying aircraft.— Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (@DerbyshireFRS) June 27, 2019
The passenger jet was diverted to Stanstead airport, who confirmed the plane landed at about 10:15 BST.