An F-18 aircraft. File photograph. / AFP

Supersonic fighter jet manoeuvres prompt calls to the emergency services

The two F-18 aircraft had taken off from the military base in Malaga on Thursday evening

R. CABELLO

The loud boom created by two supersonic fighter jets that took off from Malaga on Thursday night, 2 September, prompted many worried calls to the emergency services, from residents in the city.

The pair of F-18 Air Force aircraft took off from the military base at Malaga airport at around 9 pm, and flew over the city and metropolitan area.

According to sources consulted by SUR, these are common manoeuvres, although what is not so common was the time, which is why it was more striking for the residents of the provincial capital, prompting the worried calls.