On Wednesday afternoon, people heard a boom sound in Bengaluru. People said that it was a sound like a strong earthquake or a shock. According to people, this voice kept echoing for about five seconds.
The sound was heard across BTM, Whitefield, Koramangala, HAL, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, Kammanahalli, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield and HSR Layout and Sarjapura.
Now Indian Air Force has confirmed that it was an IAF fighter jet going supersonic that caused the boom over Bengaluru today.
“It was a routine IAF Test Flight involving a supersonic profile which took off from Bengaluru Airport and flew in the allotted airspace well outside City limits. The aircraft was of Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment (ASTE) whose Test Pilots & Flight Test Engineers routinely test out all aeroplanes. The sonic boom was probably heard while the aircraft was decelerating from supersonic to subsonic speed between 36,000 and 40000 feet altitude,” Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Ministry of Defence further stated, “The aircraft was far away from the city limits when this occurred. The sound of a sonic boom can be heard and felt by an observer even when the aircraft is flying as far away as 65 to 80 kilometres away from the person.”