Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
No survivors were found at the crash site of a plane whose pilot was unresponsive as it flew near the Washington, DC, area Sunday, prompting military fighter jets to attempt to intercept the aircraft before it ultimately crashed, authorities say.
First responders reached the site Sunday evening, about four hours after state and local authorities launched a ground and air search for the crashed aircraft, Virginia State Police said.
State police said they have suspended their search and will identify the plane’s passengers when the information becomes available.
NORAD scrambled F-16 fighter jets from Joint Base Andrews Sunday afternoon just before 3:10 p.m. to protect DC airspace after the pilot changed direction and attempted to enter the no-fly zone around the nation’s capital. The U.S. Capitol was briefly placed on alert during this time.
The launch of the jets created a sonic boom that was caught on camera by local residents.