The RAF maneuvers in the airspace over London's airport caused a massive sonic boom, prompting panic among passengers and locals, The Express and BBC reported, citing eyewitnesses.
Call me overdramatic BUT I AM NOT joking when I say I genuinely thought it was the end of the world when my whole house shook... went outside looking for a mushroom cloud 😂😬😳 #stansted #sonicboom #essex #explosion #dunmow #stortford— Harry Larter (@TheHellShield) 22 июня 2019 г.
Sonic Boom woke up Essex. Escorted Ryanair flight to Stansted. Disruptive 25yr old female passenger in custody.— BakeCo (@koopermann) 22 июня 2019 г.
According to BBC, citing local officials, two Typhoon fighter aircraft were escorting a plane into Stansted because there was a disruptive passenger on board.
Meanwhile, local eyewitnesses and airport passengers who heard a loud explosion and a deafening noise shared on social media flight radar maps showing the flight path of the Typhoon military jets over the Essex and Hertfordshire regions.
I wonder what is going on at Stansted? pic.twitter.com/3piZG1J6A7— Paddy (@Pads45N) 22 июня 2019 г.
Some passengers that were on board of the Jet2 flight also took to Twitter to comment on the incident.
Local police reportedly received numerous calls about the loud explosion. According to local media, a 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of two assaults and endangering an aircraft.
Earlier, media reports claimed, citing the Stansted airport, that the incident occurred with a Ryanair plane however the airport has since confirmed that the unruly passenger was on a Jet2 aircraft.