NORAD confirms a fighter jet has been deployed to intercept Cessna Citation over Washington DC
WASHINGTON, June 5 – RIA Novosti. North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has confirmed that a US Air Force F-16 fighter jet was used to intercept a Cessna Citation business jet in the skies over Washington, which caused a sonic boom in the American region. capital is specified in a common statement from this command.
It was previously reported that the US authorities took the fighters into the sky to follow the Cessna Citation business jet, which occupied the airspace of the American capital and then crashed in Virginia.
“In coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, on June 4, a North American Air Defense Command F-16 fighter jet took off over Washington and Northern Virginia in response to an unsigned Cessna Citation V aircraft,” NORAD said. a phrase.
Under these conditions, the fighter pilot was allowed to fly at supersonic speeds. This caused a sonic boom that attracted the attention of many residents in the surrounding area.
The plane was stopped at approximately 15.20 (22.20 Moscow time). Command said the plane later crashed near the George Washington National Wildlife Refuge.
NORAD tried to make contact with the pilot until the plane crashed. There is no information about disaster victims.
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