US F-16 crashes near Joint Base Andrews

An F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a wooded area two miles south of Joint Base Andrews, near Washington DC. He has non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Officials are still trying to gather details such as whether the aircraft was on take-off or landing.

The F-16 was from the 113th Fighter Wing.

The crash took place about six miles outside the base, which is located in Prince George's County. 2 reportedly ejected from plane. The altitude of the jet when he ejected is unknown.

Military officials have the area locked down as they investigate the cause of the crash.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Homes near the scene have been evacuated as a precaution due to the possibility of hazardous materials and some roads are closed in the area.

ABC 7 has these photos of the pilot after the ejection, and Twitter user Kent Roberson has a photo of a smoke plume that appeared in the sky around the time of the crash.

".I just heard a loud boom, I guess. like how a large tree falls and shakes the ground", he said.

The sole pilot was on a training mission and flying from the base with other aircraft.

  • Leroy Wright