WASHINGTON, June 4 — US authorities said a jet fighter chase after a light aircraft that had violated airspace over the Washington DC area, then crashed into mountainous terrain in southwest Virginia, US officials said.
Officials said jet fighters caused a sonic boom in the US capital as they raced to catch the Cessna Citation, which can carry seven to 12 passengers.
The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna plane crashed into mountainous terrain in southwest Virginia just as a sonic boom was heard in the capital.
A US official said the jet fighters did not cause the crash.
Reporting by David Lauder, Daniel Trotta, Ted Hessen, Rachel Levy and Diane Bartz; Editing by Ross Colvin
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