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    Massive Explosion Just Heard

    I am living between Potters Bar and Cheshunt in Herts and was just woken but a massive explosion which shook the whole house. Did anyone else hear anything?

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    Yes - something here in Welwyn. No idea what it was....

    Edit... It reminded me of the Buntsford fuel depot explosion though perhaps not quite as powerful

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    Last edited by JonRA; 1st December 2019 at 06:04.

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    Apparently sonic booms from two RAF Typhoons taking off - amazed the energy could be that great. Heard from Heathrow to Hitchin!

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    Sonic boomb's from RAF aircraft having been called upon to intercept a passenger aircraft that was not responding to radio communication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRA View Post
    Apparently sonic booms from two RAF Typhoons taking off - amazed the energy could be that great. Heard from Heathrow to Hitchin!

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    They don't break the sound barrier when they take off, but they do once they're in flight.

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    I heard it too. Seems like a bit of a coincidence that the NATO summit starts at The Grove in Watford tomorrow.

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    Itís what happens when the RAF are in a hurry to get toĎworkí.
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    I reckon the heard about the Black Friday deals on Bremont

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    It woke me up this morning. The wife didn't hear a thing.

    There was one a few months ago that had the whole street out wondering what had happened.

    They are really loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinea View Post
    It woke me up this morning. The wife didn't hear a thing.

    There was one a few months ago that had the whole street out wondering what had happened.

    They are really loud.
    Didnít hear this one, but as you mentioned there was one a few months ago on a Saturday. I was at work in the office (mainly glass building? and is shook the glass panes, so much so, we though someone had driven into the front of the building.

    No idea yet why the RAF were deployed. Maybe itís the Ruskies popping over for a Sunday Roast or Pie and Mash.


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    I shouldn't have had that vindaloo last night

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    We used to regularly get this in Devon in the 70ís as Concorde came back through the sound barrier on its approach to the UK.
    Certainly shook the windows then !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptcoll View Post
    We used to regularly get this in Devon in the 70ís as Concorde came back through the sound barrier on its approach to the UK.
    Certainly shook the windows then !

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    Living in Exeter at the time I remember that clearly.

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    It turns out that the pilot of the 767 was a little bit startled too - https://www.timesofisrael.com/pilot-...-heart-attack/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptcoll View Post
    We used to regularly get this in Devon in the 70ís as Concorde came back through the sound barrier on its approach to the UK.
    Certainly shook the windows then !

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    That would have been quote annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petethegeek View Post
    It turns out that the pilot of the 767 was a little bit startled too - https://www.timesofisrael.com/pilot-...-heart-attack/
    I'll bet he was!
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    Assumed it was the Rolex bubble bursting overhead.

    I'm sure Bark and jack will be making a video on it this week.

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