A F-16 fighter jet has crashed two miles south of Joint Base Andrews, just outside Washington, DC. At least one person ejected from the plane and has been located by rescue teams.
The pilot’s condition is unknown. The wreckage has been located in the wooded area of Clinton, Maryland.
A fighter jet has crashed in a wooded area about two miles south of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, a fire official said about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The plane reportedly belonged to the Maryland Air National Guard.
Areas near the scene has been being evacuated to avoid any mishap, due to the possibility of hazardous materials, Mark Brady of Prince George’s County Fire & EMS said. Authorities are knocking on the doors of homes and are alerting residents.
Kent Roberson was driving through a residential area nearby the crash site, when it happened.
“…I just heard a loud boom, I guess… like how a large tree falls and shakes the ground,” he said. “That’s what it felt like and what I heard.”
Eye witness Mark Brady of Prince George’s County Fire member said, “We have reports that there was one pilot on board the aircraft who parachuted out, and has been picked up by a military helicopter and has been taken to an area hospital,”