Update, Jan. 28, 3:35 p.m. See Berkeleyside’s update on this story.
Update, 2:56 p.m. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor identified the loud plane that flew over Berkeley as “an F-18 out of NAS Lemoore.” He said the Navy would know more. Berkeleyside will follow up.
Naval Air Station Lemoore is in Lemoore, California, about 40 miles south of Fresno.
Original post, 2:36 p.m. In the past hour, the Berkeleyside Twitter stream exploded after a loud low plane flew over Berkeley, setting off car alarms and scaring people across the city.
“Any word on why a plane just flew so close to downtown Berkeley that our building shook?” asked Elisa Proulx just after 1:40 p.m.
Wondered Steven Fruhmoto: “What in the heck was that roaring jet noise over Berkeley just now? Did Dick Cheney just do a flyover?”
Berkeleyside has called the Federal Aviation Administration to try to learn more. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said he will see what he is able to find out.
In the meantime, readers have posted online about what they saw and heard. … Continue reading »