Tonight, at 9:51 pm (BST), Sonic booms have been heard across the Leeds and Doncaster areas of West Yorkshire.
We have confirmation the booms were from RAF Typhoon jets. A Quick Reaction Alert to escort CityJet flight #AF1558 to Newcastle. ATC asked twice for a response as to why they had changed course, it took 7 minutes for a reply.
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) May 2, 2016
— Mark (@Mark_Aviation) May 2, 2016
Typhoon jets ZJ911 ZJ912 returned to RAF base Coningsby after escorting CityJet flight.
Ministry of Defence confirming the news:
— Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) May 2, 2016
CCTV captured RAF Typhoons #SonicBoom over Yorkshire: