A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon aircraft takes off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to take part in the UN-backed operation over Libya.
Reports of a sonic boom been heard over Doncaster and Leeds are filtering through over social media following a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) Typhoon scramble.
RAF Conningsbury has confirmed that QRA Typhoons were scrambled this evening, possibly down to an aircraft’s Mode-S Transponder been turned off which could indicate a hijack.
Many local residents reported that their house had literally been shook by the noise of the Typhoon breaking the speed of sound.
Early reports indicate that Air France flight AF1558 from Paris to Newcastle could have been the reason for the typhoons being deployed.
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