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This is why an ‘air raid’ siren went off in Newmarket Road

People were slightly alarmed after hearing an 'air raid' siren go off at Cambridge Airport..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 8, 2018

People were slightly alarmed after hearing an 'air raid' siren go off at Cambridge Airport yesterday (April 8), sparking queries about what had actually happened to trigger it.

It turns out that a light aircraft had a bit of a heavy landing at around 4pm at the regional airport in Newmarket Road, causing someone to warn people on site to prepare for danger.

Thankfully, no-one was hurt and it was just a false alarm.

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A spokesman from Marshall Aerospace, which owns and operates the airport, said: "A light aircraft landed a bit heavily. Someone got a bit excited and pressed the button.

"It's just a warning we all get just in case anything happened. No-one was hurt and everything was fine in the end."

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A post was originally made in a Facebook group, which queried why an 'air raid' siren was going off at the airport.

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