An F-16 fighter jet with the DC Air National Guard’s 113th Fighter Wing crashed in Maryland sometime around 9:30 am Wednesday morning, not far from Andrews Air Force Base, United States Air Force officials have confirmed.
According to ABC News — through a spokesman with the Wing — the pilot ejected safely, didn’t sustain any life-threatening injuries and by all accounts is doing “okay.”
The area of the disaster is near National Harbor, in Clinton, where homes have been evacuated due to the possibility of hazardous materials emanating from the resulting fire.
No injuries have been reported on the ground, either.
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UPDATE: Here’s video of one of the nearby residents evacuating …
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