Windows Shattered…! Bengaluru Residents were alarmed by a loud noise this afternoon, prompting a flood of social media posts. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has denied any involvement in last year’s suspected sonic boom.
Around 12.30 p.m., the sound, which many described as a loud “boom,” was heard in the Karnataka capital.
A similar sound heard across Bengaluru last year was later identified as the sonic boom of an aircraft on a test flight. “The Indian Air Force (IAF) denies that any flying activity or known action on their part caused the loud sound heard in Bengaluru.
At the time, none of the IAF bases or units were flying, including ASTE (Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment)
“According to a member of the Defense Department, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said the sound caused by the sound could not be commented There hasn’t been anything else today.
HAL is not able to comment today on the loud noise in Bengaluru, “Gopal Sutar, HAL’s spokesman.
Some Twitter residents said that the “boom” hit the windows. Theories and memoirs flooded Twitter.
The aircraft departed on its test flight on 21 May last year from Bengaluru Airport and flew well outside the city boundaries in the airspace, the Defense Ministry tweeted.
“…The Sonic boom probably came as the aircraft decelerated between a height of 36,000 and 40,000 feet from supersonic to a subsonic speed,” it said.