Monday's Sonic Boom Caused By F-16

December 22, 2008 2:03:52 PM PST
A fighter jet from the 144th Fighter Wing may be to blame for the sonic boom heard in the South Valley Monday.Capt. Heather Pratt says an F-16 was flying over Tulare County performing maintenance when it went supersonic. Pratt says the jet was flying at 41,000 feet and may have created a sonic boom. Pratt says she was surprised to learn that people reported hearing the boom but apologized for scaring South Valley residents.