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F-16 military plane crashes near Joint Base Andrews: Sources

Tom Costello, Hans Nichols & Erik Oritz
File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Source: U.S. Defense

An F-16 military jet crashed Wednesday morning in Camp Springs, Maryland, near Joint Base Andrews, sources told NBC News.

The pilot ejected successfully, a military official confirmed. There is no update on his injuries.

A second person also ejected from the aircraft.

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The Prince George's County Fire Department confirmed it is investigating a plane crash. Some roads surrounding the crash site were immediately closed, reported NBC Washington.

@IAFFLocal1619: currently responding to the Clinton Area for a report of a fighter jet crash. Two plane occupants have ejected from their vehicle.

The U.S. military did not immediately comment about the crash.

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