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Started by HerrWalrus on Dec 1, 2019 9:27:40 AM
Loud bang heard in north London overnight.

Met police are telling the public not to be alarmed.It was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes, and there is no cause for concern.

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helbel - 01 Dec 2019 09:28:55 (#1 of 97)

North London and Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

RosyLovelady - 01 Dec 2019 09:43:38 (#2 of 97)

I expect they'll find some traumatised mothers and children to appear on tv news reports later today.

Verdigris - 01 Dec 2019 09:47:59 (#3 of 97)

Auntie said it was RAF jets intercepting an airliner, so it was probably Johnson up to electoral sleight of hand.

xDiggy - 01 Dec 2019 09:48:14 (#4 of 97)

It was quite strange. My house sort of shook. I thought the combi-boiler might have blown up.

HouseOfLametta - 01 Dec 2019 10:00:47 (#5 of 97)

RAF conningsby is more or less due north of all those places, so (bearing in mind it It seems an unlikely small area) the jets must've been going supersonic over London.

Were they exactly synchronised?

virgil5 - 01 Dec 2019 10:19:35 (#6 of 97)

Jeffrey Epstein.

Move along, then.

helbel - 01 Dec 2019 10:49:52 (#7 of 97)

Laz - I heard only one bang and the house shook once.

FleurDuMal - 01 Dec 2019 10:54:40 (#8 of 97)

We had that a few years ago. It sounded like an explosion.

RosyLovelady - 01 Dec 2019 10:57:09 (#9 of 97)

Which is the next military engagement they were presumably practising for?

BuddhaPest - 01 Dec 2019 10:57:23 (#10 of 97)

I slept through it, but it was all over our local FB group this morning. No claims of mothers and children traumatised, but one claim of upset farm animals.

HouseOfLametta - 01 Dec 2019 11:00:20 (#11 of 97)

Sonic booms are usually double, two sonic booms would be four bangs.

Verdigris - 01 Dec 2019 11:01:58 (#12 of 97)

Sonic booms used to be a daily event, in my neck of the woods, in the days of Concorde. You could practically set your watch by it. You'd hear the pheasant alarm calls first, when they felt the pressure wave.

KingTut - 01 Dec 2019 11:26:40 (#13 of 97)

OK sonic boomer.

browserbutton - 01 Dec 2019 11:30:42 (#14 of 97)

Was this a north London metropolitan liberal elite sort of sonic boom?

solomongursky - 01 Dec 2019 11:33:22 (#15 of 97)

Ok gooner.

virgil5 - 01 Dec 2019 11:40:24 (#16 of 97)

Loud

Possibly the "curried rice".

We won't be back.

xDiggy - 01 Dec 2019 11:53:25 (#17 of 97)

When we leave there will be sonic booms every day as our heroic brylcreem boys and girls repel EU incursions in their, um, Eurofighters.

widenation - 01 Dec 2019 12:03:43 (#18 of 97)

Happens a lot in that area:

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/sonic-boom-plane-stansted-jet2-17288047

artant - 01 Dec 2019 12:07:39 (#19 of 97)

It was quite strange. My house sort of shook. I thought the combi-boiler might have blown up.

I also wondered about my boiler. I stood on the landing listening carefully for a few minutes also idly wondering whether someone had broken in but went back to bed rather than investigating.

xDiggy - 01 Dec 2019 13:28:27 (#20 of 97)

Just as well. If you’d confronted a Typhoon loaded with missiles and cannon shells you’d have had nae chance.

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