A “loud boom” was heard as an F-16 jet plane crashed into woodland, local reports say.
The pilot escaped using a parachute and is said to have non life-threatening injuries after being found by first responders.
The plane reportedly went down about two miles south of Joint Base Andrews in Clinton, Maryland, USA, nbcwashington reports.
A man driving nearby said he saw flames and smoke rising from the ground and heard “a loud boom”.
He said it sounded like a tree had fallen, causing the ground to shake.
Prince George’s County Fire Officials are investigating the military plane crash this morning, mynews4 reports.
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