US fighter planes send shock waves through Great Yarmouth
PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:00 19 July 2018
An incredibly loud sound shocked people across Great Yarmouth on Wednesday as US fighter jets conducted training flights in the area.
The sound was reported at around 7.50am, with many people saying they could not see the aircraft, but could feel vibrations and hear it in Bradwell, Gorleston, Caister and beyond.
Captain Elias Small, from the US Air Force at RAF Lakenheath, said: “I can confirm aircrews from the 48th Fighter Wing were operating over Great Yarmouth.
“The F-15s were flying in accordance with all UK airspace rules and limitations. Whenever possible, our pilots conduct their training over unpopulated areas, and we do our best to vary our flight paths as much as possible to minimize impact on individual communities. These flights facilitated a number of training requirements for aircrew and support personnel and are necessary to ensure a capable force.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.