Dutch weighs in on Thursday’s big boom
Prof. Emeritus Steve Dutch may be retired, but members of the local media still turn to him, on occasion, when things go boom in the night. Such was the case last week after residents of Omro, Poy Sippi and elsewhere in Winnebago, Waupaca and Waushara counties reported hearing a mysterious loud boom around 6 p.m. Thursday. It appears the noise could have been a sonic boom caused by a military aircraft on a training mission. A sonic boom occurs when an aircraft moves faster than the speed of sound, Dutch said. “Military aircrafts aren’t supposed to create sonic booms,” he told reporter Andrew LaCombe, “but accidents happen.” Full story.