RAF fighter jet heard over Nottinghamshire when it intercepted civil aircraft


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An RAF fighter aircraft flew over Nottinghamshire on the night of September 26th, it has been confirmed.

A Typhoon fighter was launched to intercept a civil aircraft, the jet being heard over the Hucknall area of ​​Nottinghamshire at around 9 p.m.

The interception took place in the Midlands and the northeast, the RAF confirmed in a statement.

The intercepted civil aircraft was escorted to Belfast Airport, where it landed safely.

A Royal Air Force spokesman said: “RAF Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Coningsby last night to intercept a civilian aircraft.

“After an uneventful interception, the civil aircraft was escorted to Belfast Airport, where it landed safely.”

The force said this was part of normal operations as they routinely fly at high speeds or close to the sound barrier.

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