F-16 fighter jet crashes into Maryland neighborhood, reports say

Source: AP
Source: AP

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a neighborhood near Joint Base Andrews, an Air Force base in Maryland, according to multiple reports.

The jet's two pilots ejected from the plane before the crash, according to a report from a local Fox affiliate. Another report, from a local NBC affiliate, had one pilot ejecting. 

NBC reported that roads were closed around the apparent crash site near Clinton, Maryland. The channel broadcasted images showing a plume of smoke rising above a neighborhood.

ABC News reported that the plane was from the Washington Air National Guard's 113th Fighter Wing.

It's unclear what caused the crash.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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