Military aircraft attempting to intercept a private plane flying near Palm Beach County caused a sonic boom that sparked panic across boca winds and other communities in Palm Beach county, Friday night, according to officials.

In a press release issued by U.S. Northern Command, officials said, “A pair of Air Force F-15s, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted an unresponsive general aviation aircraft near the Palm Beach, Fla., area at approximately 7 p.m. EST.”

The boom shook windows and sent residents running outside. USNORTHCOM’s release goes on to state, “The intercept required the Air Force F-15s from Homestead Air National Guard Base to travel at supersonic speeds, a sound noticed by area residents, to get to the general aviation aircraft where they were able to establish communications.”

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