'Sonic boom' rocks Cornish town as 'big explosion' heard for miles
A SONIC boom rocked a town in Cornwall today as stunned locals reported hearing a "big explosion".
The huge bang could be heard for miles with some residents claiming their houses shook.
One said: “Sonic boom over North Cornwall 5 mins ago… certainly shook the house.”
Another added: “Something to do with the jets or something some sort of sonic boom literally thought I was gonna die.”
While one said: "Big explosion just shook my house – turns out the RAF are buggering about nearby and it was a sonic boom. Cool!"
A sonic boom is heard when an object travels through the air faster than the speed of sound.
To break the sound barrier, aircraft need to hit a speed of 770mph.
The Sun Online has contacted the RAF for comment.
It comes as an RAF Hawk aircraft completing a high speed dive as part of an air test schedule rocked Norwich last month.
And earlier in the month, millions of people living between Cambridge and London heard a "sonic boom" after two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled.
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