A military fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Prince George’s County, according to Mark Brady, Chief Spokesperson of Prince George’s County Fire.
The D.C. Air National Guard F-16C carried one pilot, who ejected himself before the crash. He sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to officials at Joint Base Andrews. The pilot was picked up by a military helicopter, said Brady.
The jet was down in the area of Temple Hills Road. Prince George’s Fire officials evacuated people from surrounding homes to Clinton Grove Elementary School on Temple Hill Road.
Luckily, the crash happened in a wooded area, causing no damage to homes or injuries to people. Police are warning people not touch any debris if they find it– telling them rather to call authorities and report their findings (240-612-4428 & 4430).