Jets on jittery emergency sonic boom scramble at Prestwick

Jets on jittery emergency sonic boom scramble at Prestwick

The (Scottish) alert was raised when the (Mexican) plane stopped communicating at around 2.40pm on Friday 28 Oct.

The jets were hunting down a Mexican aircraft which had stopped communicating with air traffic controllers on the ground.

The Volaris XA-VLX flight, which was travelling from France to Iceland, was escorted through the skies by the military to Prestwick.

Four Typhoon jets were scrambled after officials lost contact with a plane carrying hundreds of passengers near Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport.

A sonic boom was heard in the Highlands as the aircraft broke the sound barrier after being dispatched from the RAF Lossiemouth base.

MIRROR

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