Two F/A-18 Super Hornets stop at Evansville Airport to refuel

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Many people were startled Wednesday night when they heard loud planes flying around Evansville.

It turns out those “planes” were two F/A-18 Super Hornets flying over the city.

According to Tri-State Aero, the military aircrafts stopped at the airport to refuel.

One family who lives near the airport says they thought they were hearing a plane that was about to crash.

They say the sound left their hearts racing for about 20 minutes.

“We actually braced ourselves. We both realized that it was a plane we were hearing and not something off of the television we were just. We both braced ourselves because weren’t too sure what was happening. I know a lot of people in our neighborhood said it woke them from a deep sleep so that’s how loud it was.”

Even the Shriner’s Fest took part in the moment tweeting “we are proud supporters of the sound of freedom”.

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(This story was originally published on February 28, 2019)

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