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Cessna Private Jet Crash at Shenandoah Valley Leaves 4 Dead

FAA investigated the incident of the private jet crash on Sunday afternoon at Shenandoah Valley. The plane flew over the restricted zone in D.C. and military f-16s intercepted a plane with a sonic boom which shocked the residents in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The supersonic speeds of the responsive fighter jets jolted over the nation’s capital region with high warning alerts. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are investigating the incident. Virginia State Police reported no survivors.

The FAA said that a Cessna Citation aircraft departed from Elizabethton, TN, and was headed to Long Island McArthur Airport in New York. The plane didn’t land at Long Island airport and turned around over the airport flying a straight path to D.C.  NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) F-16 jets intercepted the plane around 3:20 p.m., and the military aircraft tried to make contact with the Cessna pilot until the plane crashed in Shenandoah Valley.

The NORAD was authorized to operate at supersonic speeds and the sonic boom that resulted startled DMV area residents. According to the data from FlightAware, the Cessna flew over 34,000 feet altitude and dropped down to 20,000 feet in a very short time.

Virginia State Police said in a statement, it was notified of a possible aircraft crash at 3:50 p.m. in the Shenandoah mountains regions at Stanton and Blue Ridge Parkway. FAA and NTSB are going to a future update, according to NPR.

John and Barbara Rumpel, a Florida-based company, owned the Cessna aircraft. John Rumpel said his daughter, his 2-year-old granddaughter, her nanny, and the pilot were on aboard the flight. Barbara Rumpel said on her Facebook, “My family is gone, my daughter and granddaughter


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