White House explains D.C. sonic boom, says F-16s intercepted unresponsive plane

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2023
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The White House on Monday explained the sonic boom that D.C.-area residents heard on Sunday, saying that the military had scrambled six F-16 jets to intercept a private plane. The aircraft had entered restricted airspace near the capital city while travelling from Elizabethton, Tenn., to Long Island, according to The Hill. The plane ultimately turned and crashed in rural Virginia. White House National Security Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the six F-16s had mobilized from various airbases, with two from Joint Base Andrews arriving first to the scene. "They...

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