Aircraft likely responsible for loud booms reported across Tucson, Luke AFB says

TUCSON, Ariz. - Luke Air Force Base may be the source of the loud booms reported near Tucson, officials said Thursday.

A story from KVOA in Tucson Wednesday, said people had been reporting loud booms and shaking across much of Metro Tucson.

Air Force officials previously said areas around Luke Air Force Base and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex will have increased air activity for the next two weeks. The areas were expected to experience higher levels of noise.

READ: Air Force says to expect increased military flight activity in central Arizona

The Barry M. Goldwater Range is between Yuma and Tucson, south of I-8.

12 News reached out to Luke AFB. Officials said the noises were likely aircraft operating from Luke AFB.

Luke AFB is hosting Forging Sabre, an exercise that involves members of the Republic Singapore Armed Forces. The exercise is scheduled to end Dec. 11.

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