DEVELOPING – A military fighter jet that left Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning crashed about two miles south.
US Air Force officials told Fox News that an F-16 from DC National Guard went down south of National Harbor in Maryland near Andrews Air Force Base.
The pilot inside ejected safely and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The pilot’s condition is unknown.
“The pilot ejected safely in an unpopulated area. More information will be provided as it’s available,” a US Air Force official told Fox News.
Prince George County firefighters confirmed on Twitter they were responding to a fighter jet crash in the Clinton, Maryland area.
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Since 9/11, there is always at least one F-16 on eight minute alert status to take off in the case of emergency.
Officers are setting up a perimeter around where they believe the jet landed.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.