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RAF fighter jet heard over Nottinghamshire as it intercepted civilian aircraft

An RAF fighter aircraft travelled over Nottinghamshire on Sunday night, September 26, it has been confirmed.

A Typhoon fighter was launched to intercept a civilian aircraft, with the jet being heard over the Hucknall area of Nottinghamshire at around 9pm.

The interception took place across the Midlands and North East, the RAF confirmed in a statement.

The civilian aircraft that was intercepted was escorted to Belfast airport where it landed safely.

A spokesperson for the Royal Air Force said: “RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby last night to intercept a civilian aircraft.

“Following an uneventful interception, the civilian aircraft was escorted to Belfast airport where it landed safely.”

The force said that this is part of a normal operation as they routinely fly at high speeds or close to the sound barrier.

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