WASHINGTON – A fighter jet crashed several miles outside Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday, the US media reported.
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The crash took place about six miles outside the base, which is located in Prince George’s County.
The pilot of F-16 ejected in “an unpopulated area” and “is OK,” officials told CNN, adding that the jet was from the 113th Fighter Wing.
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Joint Base Andrews is a United States military facility located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington.
Since 9/11, there is always at least one F-16 on eight minute alert status to take off in the case of emergency.