RAF confirm Typhoon jet was on ‘low-flying training’ exercise over skies of Ipswich, Woodbridge and Kesgrave after ‘roaring sound’ heard by residents

PUBLISHED: 09:38 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:13 05 December 2017

A typhoon jet (stock image). Picture: ARCHANT

A typhoon jet (stock image). Picture: ARCHANT


The Ministry of Defence has confirmed RAF jets were conducting a training mission over the skies of Kesgrave, Woodbridge and Ipswich yesterday morning after a loud ‘roaring sound’ was heard by residents in the area.

Witnesses reported hearing the sounds of jets over Grange Farm in Kesgrave, Woodbridge and Nacton in Ipswich just after 10am this morning, Monday, December 4.

The RAF have since confirmed it was a Typhoon jet taking part in low-flying training exercises.

A spokesman said: “A Typhoon from RAF Coningsby was conducting routine Low Flying training in Suffolk yesterday morning, the sortie consisted of Close Air Support training with ground forces.”

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence added: “I can confirm that an RAF jet was conducting authorised, routine training in the Low Flying Area around Suffolk, between 10am and 11am.

“The MOD strives to ensure that disturbance from military low flying is kept to a minimum and that it is distributed as widely as possible throughout the UK Low Flying System. “

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