More than a million D.C. area residents were startled by sonic booms created by the scrambling of military jets to ward off a private plane traversing into restricted air space.
Apparently, the private jet's pilot fell unconscious, leaving the plane to fly on autopilot until it crashed near Montebello, Virginia, at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
John Rumpel, a prominent donor to the GOP politicians and initiatives, reported four of his family members perished in the Cessna Citation crash.
#BREAKING The plane crash that killed four people — and triggered a #sonicboom from #F16 fighter jets flying to #WashingtonDC to intercept it — left a crater indicating a near-nosedive into the ground, pulverizing the wreckage. https://t.co/gc4unRfMMd— Brian Pia (@brianpia) June 5, 2023