Huge explosion is heard over Cornwall from 'Sonic boom caused by RAF jet' as shocked residents tell how houses shookBy Tom Pyman For M
Huge explosion is heard over Cornwall from ‘Sonic boom caused by RAF jet’ as shocked residents tell how houses shook
Houses shook today after a sonic boom, apparently caused by an RAF jet, rocked a town in Cornwall.
A number of locals took to social media to report hearing a ‘big explosion’ in Bude.
One wrote: ‘Sonic boom over North Cornwall 5 mins ago… certainly shook the house.’
Another said: ‘Something to do with the jets or something some sort of sonic boom literally thought I was gonna die.’
A third added: ‘Big explosion just shook my house – turns out the RAF are buggering about nearby and it was a sonic boom. Cool!’
A sonic boom occurs the sound barrier is broken, meaning when an object travels through the air at a speed of 770mph.
The RAF has been approached for comment.