Pope County Sheriff's Office Says Lights Near Dover Were the Result of an Oklahoma Training Exercise

Numerous people in the area report hearing jet engines and seeing bright lights

DOVER, Ark. – The Pope County Sheriff’s Office says they were able to quickly determine that loud engine noises and lights in the sky were the result of an Oklahoma National Guard training exercise.

Dispatchers received a cluster of calls from concerned residents around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday

Deputies reached out to local, then regional air units.

They determined that the aircraft originated out of the Oklahoma Air National Guard base in Tulsa.


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