BREAKING: Loud explosion in DC causes panic as private jet crashes after ‘violating DC airspace’

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A small plane that flew over a restricted area of Washington DC likely prompted the Pentagon to scramble an interceptor fighter jet Sunday afternoon.

The private Cessna jet from Elizabethton, Tennessee appeared unresponsive as it came close to both the US Capitol building and the White House at around 3.30pm, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The aircraft was on its way to Long Island, New York, but once it reached its destination, it turned around and headed back to Washington DC, flight paths show.

US military officials then scrambled fighter jets from Andrews Air Force Base, where President Joe Biden was playing golf at the time, to pursue the Cessna Citation, which can only carry about 12 passengers. Soon, authorities confirmed that an F-16 fighter plane broke the sound barrier over Chesapeake Bay, which caused a loud ‘explosion’ sound that shook houses and created widespread panic.

The small plane eventually crashed in the mountainous regions of Virginia. However, military officials have denied that the pursuit caused the crash.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that there is currently no threat.

The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management announced that the loud noise was the result of a sonic boom.

“The loud boom that was heard across the DMV area was caused by an authorized DOD flight,” it said. ‘This flight caused a sonic boom.”

The sound frightened and shook the homes of nearby residents, causing them to take to social media to search for answers and even share footage of the sonic boom.

“If that was really a sonic boom that was just felt across Maryland and Virginia the government has some serious explaining to do and a pilot needs dishonorably discharged immediately,” Matt Cox wrote. “It was loud enough to shake my f****** coffee table. Thank God there isn’t an infant in the house.”

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the plane crash.

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