The "detonation" heard in the Oise due to a fighter plane that passed the wall of sound

A Mirage 2000-N during rehearsals of the 14-July parade at Chateaudun Air Base. – M.ASTAR / SIPA

This big "boom", heard from Compiègne to the Aisne over an area of ​​several tens of kilometers, stirred Twitter Thursday night. But according to the prefecture of Oise, the "strong detonation" heard in the east of the department around 21:55 is likely due to "military aircraft that has passed the wall of sound at that time."

The prefecture asks Internet users not to disseminate false information. On Twitter, many internet users speculated on an explosion at the Saint-Gobain factory in Thourotte.

"No factory has exploded"

"The detonation was felt in a large part of the department and even to the neighboring department of the Aisne", but "no factory has exploded" and "the inhabitants can now be reassured," also said the firefighters of Oise, contacted by AFP.

According to our confreres Parisian, the radio of a tourist plane that was going to Marrakech broke down, and a 2000 mirage was sent to intercept it.