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Two American fighter jets flew over Dublin today — and it was very VERY LOUD

No, it wasn’t the start of World War III. But it sure startled a few people…

‘WHAT ON EARTH is that,” was a question muttered in TheJournal.ie offices, and, if Twitter is anything to go by — plenty of other places in Dublin this lunchtime.

Why?

Well, well, these two planes carried out a fly-past of Croke Park (and, by extension, the city) as part of this afternoon’s American Football event — and scared the bejaysus out of everyone.

[Darren Martin]

There were reports of car and house alarms being set off in the area.

While one reader contacted us to say it sounded “like an earthquake” from Meath Street and was a “very frightening experience”.

“The glass shook at a pub in Westmoreland Street as I was walking by,” another TheJournal.ie reader told us.

No doubt there were also quite a few startled seagulls in the city in the wake of the fly-past, which, at the risk of labouring a point, was really really INCREDIBLY LOUD…

First posted at 2pm.

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