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Loud bang that Awakened London was sonic boom Brought on by fighter jets

The planes scrambled following an aircraft dropped communications while at UK airspace.

The Ministry of Defence said the typhoon fighter jets originated from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and so were scrambled as a member of the UK’s”Quick Reaction Alert” procedures.

“The aircraft has been intercepted and phoning re-established. The Typhoons have returned,” that the Ministry of Defence tweeted.

Alp Toker, the manager of online observatory Netblocks, tweeted that the aircraft was initially from Tel Aviv and flew across central London.

According to Airbus, typhoon fighter jets can take off in under eight minutes.