Jets roar into Grand Valley Monday night

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Many calls and emails came into our newsroom about the loud jet sound late Monday night.

We talked with the Grand Junction Regional Airport and they say the loud noise was three F-18's.

The military jets were traveling across the country, and they stopped at the airport to refuel and then carry on with their mission.

West Star Aviation is the fixed-base operator and they do have a contract to refuel military aircrafts.

After refueling, air traffic control directed them to fly lower than usual which caused them to fly low over neighborhoods that they normally would not travel over.

The airport says the reason they were given that flight pattern was because there was mostly likely some type of aircraft above or around them.

Even though these jets were very loud and flying lower than usual, airport staff say there was no safety concern.

"Those military aircraft, they fly in throughout the day and night on a regular basis. So it's not unusual to see these types of aircrafts fly into Grand Junction Regional Airport, they were just flying a very unusual flight pattern last night," says Director of External Affairs for Grand Junction Regional Airport, Joe Burtard.

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