Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two F15 fighter jets buzz Nantucket, Massachusetts

(Sept. 26, 2012) What was that noise? Two F15 fighter jets buzzed Nantucket Wednesday morning, flying about 1,500 feet over the island during a practice intercept exercise.

The two planes, out of the Westover Air Force base in Chicopee, Mass., were following a single engine Cessna aircraft as part of the training exercise, according to Nantucket air traffic manager Patrick Topham.

There were similar training exercises over Nantucket during the past month, Topham said, but at higher elevations, so they were likely not as noticeable as Wednesday's flyover, which could be heard all over the island.

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