Jets heard roaring over Norwich for training exercise

File photo of a F-15 jet at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Ian Burt

File photo of a F-15 jet at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

People living in Norwich looked to the skies this morning as US fighter jets caused a stir when they flew over the city.

They were heard at around 10.45am and again at 1.45pm and 5pm, with many people taking to social media to ask where they were from.

A spokesman for the US Air Force, based at RAF Lakenheath, confirmed it had aircraft flying over the city at those times.

They said: "We had aircraft flying over Norwich as part of our routine training, which is conducted in accordance with the MOD and UK airspace regulations.

"Routine trainings like this are a demonstration of our commitment to collective defence and cooperative security alongside the UK, and our other allies and partners in the region."

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