SONIC BOOM: VIDEO: Watch Typhoons that shook Yorkshire as they intercept airliner near Newcastle

An RAF Typhoon.
An RAF Typhoon.

This is the moment two RAF Typhoon jets raced through the skies above England creating huge sonic booms.

The two planes smashed the sound barrier last night, sparking fear across Doncaster and huge swathes of northern England as thousands of people heard the deafening bangs at around 9.45pm.

Now, caught on camera, this is the moment two RAF jets were spotted en route to guide an Air France plane into Newcastle Airport.

Quick-thinking plane spotter Matthew McCullough leapt into action when he heard a strange noise above his home, according to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

Ater racing outside he was able to capture a short video of the two Typhoon planes which were heard across a huge chunk of Yorkshire last night.

Matthew told the paper: “It was a really panicked but a really exciting moment. I love planes and I managed to get my phone out and record it from start to finish. You could almost feel the sound hitting you. I was quite shocked then it just turned into excitement.”

Call centre worker Matthew had been watching television with his mum and sister at home in Annitsford, near Cramlington, when he heard a strange noise outside. The 23-year-old then raced outside and pointed his phone to the sky.

“My mam always has the telly on really loud and all I heard was something thundering outside,” he said. “I’m used to hearing planes and the noise of planes, but this was completely different.

“When I went outside I seen it and thought it was a fighter jet so I just pointed my phone at it and recorded it. When I looked at it, it just didn’t seem right. It was deafening and it shook your insides. It started weaving in and out, then it flew away and came back. I was quite concerned, I didn’t know what it was. I just thought; ‘What is that? It’s not normal.”