SONIC BOOM IN CONWAY?

by Christian Mower on March 30, 2012

WHAT WAS THAT HUGE NOISE HEARD JUST AFTER 11 A.M. THURSDAY AROUND CONWAY?

SEVERAL PEOPLE THINK IT WAS A SONIC BOOM MADE BY A JET FLYING AT SUPERSONIC SPEED – AND AT LEAST ONE PERSON REPORTED HEARING THE SOUND OF JETS FLYING BY AFTER HEARING THE BOOM.

A DISPATCHER WITH THE CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE DEPARTMENT BUILDING SHOOK AROUND 11:05 A.M.

A SPOKESMAN FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR JOHN LYNCH SAYS HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON IT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MAINE AIR NATIONAL GUARD SAYS HE CONTACTED HIS COUNTERPART IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GUARD AND THEY AREN’T AWARE OF ANY ISSUE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAYS THERE IS A MILITARY OPERATING AREA NORTHWEST OF MOUNT WASHINGTON BUT MILITARY AIRCRAFT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REPORT THEIR OPERATIONS TO HIS AGENCY.

JIM PETERS ALSO SAYS THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF THE NOISE MADE TO THE FAA OFFICE IN BOSTON.