Military jets intercepted a Cessna plane, shocking D.C. residents with a sonic boom

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A 2005 Cessna Citation Bravo is pictured parked at the airport in Santa Fe, N.M.

At supersonic speeds, F-16 jets chased down an unresponsive pilot who flew a civilian plane over the nation’s capital and crashed in southwest Virginia. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

(Image credit: Susan Montoya Bryan/Associated Press)

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