A boom that shook parts of Camden County late Thursday morning was a Boeing jet, not a jet from Whiteman Air Force Base.
SSgt Danielle Quilla in the Whiteman Air Force Base Public Affairs responded to an inquiry from LakeNewsOnline that the sonic boom was not their aviators
"Our aviators and support Airmen follow all FAA regulations and guidelines and seek to fly in a responsible, courteous manner. Given that we fly frequently to maintain operational readiness, we also strive to be as transparent as possible — especially when our training may impact our regional communities," she stated.
According to Quilla, the base houses the B-2, which is not capable of supersonic flight, and their "trainer" T-38 Talon, which is capable. However, the Talon was not in the area at the time and is rarely used in that manner, she said.
The division of Boeing located in the St. Louis area does often do test flights and evaluations in Missouri air space.
Shaniqua Manning Muhammad at the Boeing Test & Evaluation Communications Office confirmed they had an F-15 conducting a test flight in the Camden County around the time of the boom, 11:30 a.m., June 21.
LakeNewsOnline heard from a few residents questioning what the boom was or where it came from as well as a complaint from a trail ride business in Macks Creek that reportedly saw a rider injured in the aftermath. According to business owner Chris Jamison, the boom scared the horses as they were out on a ride, and one of the female riders was bucked off and fractured vertebrae. Jamison said she would be contacting Boeing to try to file a complaint.
This is not the first time the area has been shook by a mystery boom that turned out to be a sonic boom from a jet. In May 2016, Boeing acknowledged another test flight that caused a sonic boom that caused a widespread boom to be heard and felt across the Lake area.