2. The plane was on its way to Long Island and crashed in Virginia
NORAD noted that the civilian aircraft was intercepted at approximately 3:20 p.m. ET.
"The pilot was unresponsive and the Cessna subsequently crashed near the George Washington National Forest, Virginia," the statement reads.
NTSB is investigating the June 4 crash of a Cessna 560 airplane near Montebello, Virginia.— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) June 4, 2023
In a Sunday evening tweet, the Federal Aviation Administration stated that the aircraft took off from Municipal Airport in Elizabeth, Tennessee, and was bound for Long Island's MacArthur Airport in New York.
According to FlightAware, the plane took off at 1:13 p.m. ET Sunday and was last reported flying at a speed of 518 miles per hour at an altitude of 30,675 feet at 3:22 p.m. ET.
A Cessna Citation crashed into mountainous terrain near Montebello, VA around 3:30 PM ET on June 4. The aircraft took off from Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, TN and was bound for @LIMacArthur in New York. The FAA and @NTSB will investigate.— The FAA ?? (@FAANews) June 4, 2023
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