I live in Mahomet, IL (just outside of CMI) around 4:30pm an F18 hornet circled our town about three times at a fairly low altitude. He was alone, he then did a circle south of town before heading toward Willard Airport (CMI). The local news station website put a call in to ATC and they did not know why it landed there (or were not telling).
Anyway, it is very, very rare to see a Hornet in these parts, let alone have one circle the town 3 or so times at low altitude.
Anyone have any insight?? ATC recordings from CMI today?
I assume the Hornet had mechanical problems and needed to land..