An Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning near Washington, D.C., an official said.
The pilot was on a training mission from the Joint Base Andrews-based 113th Wing. Officials say the pilot ejected and is safe. The plane went down a few miles from Joint Base Andrews.
Homes near the scene are being evacuated as a precaution due to the possibility of hazardous materials.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
It is not clear if the jet was taking off or landing.