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'Foreign Warplane' Caused UK Boom

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 06:04:15 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 06:04:15 -0500
Subject: 'Foreign Warplane' Caused UK Boom

Source: EDP24 - Norfolk, UK



Diplomatic Row Over Sonic Boom
Richard Batson

The aircraft that caused a sonic boom over North Norfolk was a
passing foreign warplane flying up the North Sea, it emerged

But defence officials are staying tight-lipped over the identity
of the offending military pilot and his nationality.

People across a stretch of east and north Norfolk from
Sheringham to Halvergate heard Monday's big bang at about noon.

The window-rattling boom sparked fears it was huge gas
explosion, but it was later confirmed as a sonic boom caused by
an aircraft that was not British.

Ministry of Defence spokesman Lt Col Stuart Green said last
night the aircraft involved was from another country, and had
not been taking off, landing or involved in an exercise in

The plane, whose nationality they were not revealing, was
passing by, up the North Sea, when it made the sonic boom =96
created by pressure waves from aircraft travelling faster than

The MoD's =93displeasure=94 over the incident was being relayed to
the country involved through diplomatic channels, probably
through military attach=E9s.

Lt Col Green said the MoD went to great lengths to prevent
British aircraft making sonic booms and did not take kindly to
other people who did it.

There were a handful of reports made to the local media and MP's
office today, about another alleged boom around 8am in the
Sheringham and Cromer areas.

But Lt Col Green said there had been no official reports of
other sonic booms, which were very rare events.