Officials say Loud boom noise heard in DC area came from F-16 scrambled to investigate aircraft

At around 3:15pm, reports began to come into the FOX 5 DC newsroom as well on Twitter of an explosion (or what sounded like one), as far away as Annapolis, including DC and Northern Virginia.

According to FOX News, a F-16 fighter jet from DC National Guard was “cleared supersonic to respond” to unknown Cessna ignoring radio queries flying on “strange flight path” outside nation’s capital, officials say.

According to the FAA, a Cessna aircraft reportedly crashed near Staunton, Virginia which was reported earlier to FOX 5 DC. However, according to Reuters, “A U.S. official said the jet fighters did not cause the crash.”

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