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Investigators find aircraft that flew over DC resulting in military jet scramble, say no survivors

The fighter jet caused a loud sonic boom so loud that was heard across the capital region.

Published: June 5, 2023 8:44am

Updated: June 5, 2023 9:33am

The private plane that veered into restricted air space Sunday in Washington, D.C., and resulted in the military scrambling a jet has been found crashed in Virginia with no survivors.

The fighter jet caused a loud sonic boom so loud that was heard across the capital region.

The crashed plane was found at about 3:30 p.m. ET, hours after it flew over that nation's capital.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna Citation departed from Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Sunday and was headed for MacArthur Airport, on Long Island, N.Y.

However, the plane turned around over Long Island and flew a straight path down over D.C. before it crashed in Virginia's mountainous Shenandoah Valley, according to the Associated Press.

As of Monday morning, investigators have not publicly said why the plane was non-responsive, why it crashed or how many people were on board.

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