Loud bang in Northampton may have been caused by RAF plane on training exercise

RAF Typhoon planes
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A loud bang heard by people in Northampton last night could have been caused by an RAF plane on a training exercise, a Ministry of Defence (MOD) spokesman said.

People across the town including St James, Briar Hill and Duston reported hearing the loud noise at about 10pm on Wednesday night.

An MOD spokesman said the loud noise may have been caused by an RAF plane doing a ‘speed turn’ on a training exercise.

The spokesman said: “There is a small chance the noise was caused by an RAF plane. There was no scrambling last night but the loud noise, similar to a sonic boom, may have been caused by the wing tips of the plane turning during a training exercise.”

Neither Northamptonshire Police or Northants Fire & Rescue received any calls about the loud bang.