Sonic boom from air show practice rattles Tucson

2012-04-13T17:30:00Z 2014-06-30T11:06:06Z Sonic boom from air show practice rattles TucsonArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 13, 2012 5:30 pm  • 

A sonic boom during practice from this weekend’s air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base rattled windows and nerves across Tucson Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported at about 2:45 p.m. in the midtown area as aircraft practiced for Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona 2012 open house, authorities said.

One of the demonstrations broke the sound barrier, which caused a sonic boom, according to a Davis-Monthan news release. Breaking the sound barrier is prohibited over populated areas, base officials said.

Anyone who wants to file a claim due to property damage is asked to call the 355th Fighter Wing Claims office at 954-0146 or its public affairs office at 228-3406.

The Air Force base will send claims representatives to assess the damage.

For more information about claim filing go to www.dm.af.mil

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