At about 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time a military plane crashed not far from the White House and landed in a wooded area, south of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. At the moment, homes in the area are being evacuated. We also know who was on board the plane when it went down.
Freedom Daily reports that Mark Brady of Prince George’s County Fire & EMS said that fire officials are going to every household, warning residents of potential hazardous material. This is because an Air National Guard F-16 crashed in their neighborhood just seconds after the pilot ejected from the plane. The health condition of the pilot is unknown at this time, but luckily, he has been transported to a nearby hospital. This brave pilot was the only one in the plane when the accident happened and thankfully so since he’s specially trained in how to handle these emergencies.
“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,” Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said, according to NBC Bay Area.
The F-16 was on a “routine training mission” when the accident occurred and officials are working to determine what caused it. “…I just heard a loud boom, I guess… like how a large tree falls and shakes the ground,” Kent Roberson said, who was driving near the crash site when the aircraft went down. “That’s what it felt like and what I heard.”
Roads surrounding the area have been shut down as a safety precaution. The fact that there were no fatalities in this incident speaks to the skill that our military pilots have. He was able to save his own life and spare commuters and homeowners in the area when things went horribly wrong in the air.
All the roads surrounding the area have been shut down as a safety precaution. The fact that no one was hurt in this horrible accident speaks to the skill that our military pilots have.
As soon as we find out more, we will update this story.
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