By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – The east side of metro Detroit was “buzzing” after the sound of low-flying surprised homeowners and commuters Friday morning.

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While the sound of the jets could be heard throughout the area, the F-16 fighter jets from the 180th Fighter Wing in Ohio conducting a training mission in the area were obscured by the snow and clouds.

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According to a post on the Wing’s Facebook page, the jest are conducting an exercise over Flint, Detroit and northwest Ohio.

The fighter jets are flying in close proximity to a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, according to the post, and these exercises are conducted on a routine bases as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Eagle. This was initiated after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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The exercise will conclude at 10 a.m. Friday.