RAF Lakenheath apologise after fighter jet ‘inadvertently’ went supersonic

RAF Lakenheath have apologised after one of their fighter jets accidently caused a sonic boom over Watton.

A spokesperson for RAF Lakenheath said: “48th Fighter Wing F-15 aircraft were flying a training sortie in the general vicinity of Watton between 7 and 10 pm April 17. Flight plans showed that our aircraft passed within 25 miles of the village.

“Upon review of the flight tapes, it appears one aircraft may have inadvertently gone supersonic momentarily and did not realize it during the flight.

“We will continue to emphasize airspeed restrictions in flight briefings to keep this from happening in the future.”