A sonic boom was heard in Annandale, Virginia, as fighter planes intercepted an unresponsive aircraft on June 4, officials said.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command said residents of Washington and northern Virginia could have heard a sonic boom as F-16 aircraft were authorized to fly at supersonic speeds as they responded to the Cessna 560 Citation V.
The aircraft was intercepted at 3:20 pm local time and the pilot was found to be unresponsive. It crashed near the George Washington National Forest in Virginia.
The FAA said the private aircraft took off from Elizabethton Municipal Airport, in Tennessee, and was bound for Long Island MacArthur Airport.
This footage was captured by Annandale resident Jamie Dziuba’s Ring camera. Credit: Jamie Dziuba via Storyful