A loud noise that was heard throughout a lot of the Washington, D.C., space on Sunday afternoon, together with within the suburbs of Virginia and Maryland, was brought on by a sonic growth from a licensed Protection Division flight, the Annapolis Workplace of Emergency Administration stated.
It was not instantly clear the place the flight originated or which department of the army was working it. “That’s all the data out there presently,” the Annapolis company stated on Twitter.
The Pentagon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Somewhat after 3 p.m. on Sunday, folks stated on social media that they’d heard a loud growth in Washington, D.C., and in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Many stated the noise gave the impression of an explosion, and a few stated the growth was so sturdy that it shook their properties.
Washington’s Homeland Safety and Emergency Administration Company additionally acknowledged the growth.
“We’re conscious of experiences from communities all through the Nationwide Capital Area of a loud ‘growth’ this afternoon,” the company said on Twitter. “There is no such thing as a menace presently.”