One of the military aircraft which was undergoing a routine flight test caused a series of sonic booms on Thursday – felt from southern New Jersey to Long Island, the US Navy statement said.
The Naval Test Wing Atlantic, based out of the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md., was conducting routine flight testing in the Atlantic Test Ranges this afternoon "that included activities which may have resulted in sonic booms," the Navy statement said, ABC news reported.
A single-engine F-35C fighter jet from the Naval Air Station in Maryland was conducting supersonic testing in a cleared military flight area off the east coast earlier today, accompanied by an F/A-18 fighter jet, the military said Thursday.
Certain weather conditions increased potential to hear the sonic boom, according to the Navy.Residents centered north of Hammontown, NJ, felt a tremor around 1:30 p.m yesterday. It was the first of nine booms reported in southern New Jersey and along the Eastern Seaboard to Long Island, New York in the hours following the initial boom, the US Geological Survey news said.
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