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Fly-by Rattles Downtown LA Office Workers

The roar of low-flying jet aircraft near downtown Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon shook up some downtown workers.

The jet engine sound echoed among office buildings, and some people ran out of office buildings and stared up into the sky.

It turned out the jets were military aircraft practicing fly-bys over Dodger Stadium in preparation for the Los Angeles baseball opening game a week from Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants.

The Navy F-14 and F-One fighters in Tuesday´s practice runs will be joined by three other military planes next Tuesday in an opening day tribute to U-S troops in the war against terrorism.

The Dodgers said they notified residents in the Elysian Park

neighborhood surrounding the stadium concerning today´s fly-by practice. But Dodger senior vice president Derrick Hall said: “I can understand why people working downtown would have been caught off-guard.”