With every major branch of government located there, D.C. will always be a target. But the entire city just got the shock of its life.
Because this massive explosion put Washington, D.C. on lockdown.
No one can argue that our nation is safer than it was when Biden took office.
He has allowed millions of illegal immigrants to cross the border without checking their backgrounds and criminal histories.
Meanwhile, political fights between Democrats and Republicans are heating up as the primary campaigning has started in earnest.
All of this has made many Americans feel like their sitting on a powder keg just waiting for a spark.
And D.C. just got a huge scare after a loud “boom” was felt throughout the city and its suburbs.
Luckily, this time it was a false alarm.
A fighter jet rushed to respond to a small aircraft that entered a no-fly zone and later crashed in Virginia, according to a huge sonic boom heard throughout the Washington, D.C., area on Sunday.
According to Reuters, the trespassing Cessna Citation did not respond to officials who attempted to contact the jet and is suspected to have been on autopilot.
The “explosion” that many people online reported hearing was caused by the fighter jet ordered to intercept the airliner, according to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management.
“The loud boom that was heard across the DMV area was caused by an authorized DOD flight,” said the office, using the acronym for the Department of Defense.
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“This flight caused a sonic boom. That is all the information available at this time.”
As reported by Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson, the F-16 that replied to the Cessna Citation was “cleared supersonic to respond,” which means it was cleared to fly faster than the speed of sound. The sonic boom heard by the public was created by the jet breaking the sound barrier.
NORAD said the F-16 used flares to attract the pilot’s attention, but it did not appear to be successful.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna plane later crashed into a mountainous area in Virginia. There was no news on the status of anyone on board the plane.
“A Cessna Citation crashed into mountainous terrain in a sparsely populated area of southwest Virginia around 3 p.m. local time on June 4,” the FAA said.
“The aircraft took off from Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., and was bound for Long Island MacArthur Airport in New York. The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and provide all further updates.”
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