F-16 Jet Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

April 5, 2017 1:58 PM

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A fighter jet has crashed in a wooded area about two miles south of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, a fire official said about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Homes near the scene are being evacuated as a precaution due to the possibility of hazardous materials, Mark Brady of Prince George's County Fire & EMS said. Authorities are knocking on the doors of homes and are alerting residents.

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