4 things to know about the sonic boom, deadly plane crash in Virginia

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.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, identifying the crash site as Montebello, Virginia, approximately a 181-mile drive from Washington, D.C. 

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. 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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