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F-16 Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews, Just Outside DC

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By Kody Fairfield

UPDATE 1:00 PM EST:

An F-16C military fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning two miles south of Joint Base Andrews, shaking homes in suburban Washington, D.C., and sending thick black smoke into the skies, military officials said, according to NBC News.

The pilot ejected successfully in a wooded area of Clinton, Maryland, at around 9:15 a.m. ET and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Joint Base Andrews tweeted.

Joint Base Andrews also tweeted that they will be holding a press conference at 3:30PM EST to disccuss further details, though it is not open to the public media.

Anyone who has found debris is being asked to report it.

Adrienne Winston, of ABC7 News tweeted out pictures of the incident.

Photo: @AdrienneABC7
Photo: @AdrienneABC7

An F-16 military jet crashed Wednesday morning in Camp Springs, Maryland, near Joint Base Andrews, according to NBC News.

The report explains that the pilot, and passenger were able to eject out of the aircraft prior to the crash, but there is no update on possible injuries as of yet.

The Prince George’s County Fire Department confirmed it is investigating a plane crash. Some roads surrounding the crash site were immediately closed, reported NBC Washington.

So far there is no comment from the military about this incident.

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