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Everything We Know About The Sonic Boom Over D.C.

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2023
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A sonic boom heard around the Washington D.C. area was caused by several F-16 fighter jets scrambled by air defense officials on Sunday afternoon to intercept a small private plane whose pilot was unresponsive, which flew over the airspace over the national capital before eventually crashing in Virginia. Authorities from North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled as many as six F-16 from three separate airbases after the pilot of a Cessna jet—reportedly carrying four people—became unresponsive while the plane entered restricted airspace over Washington D.C. Two F-16s launched from...

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