The crash caused two F-16 fighter jets to try to intercept it after it approached a no-fly zone in the District of Columbia, causing a sonic boom that could be heard for miles.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Cessna 560 Citation V crashed in southwestern Virginia in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest area near Charlottesville at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.
The plane was heading to Long Island MacArthur Field in Ronkonkoma after taking off from Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
according to a new york times reportCessna is owned by John Rumpel, 75, who runs Encore Motors in Melbourne, Florida.
Rempel told The Times that his daughter, a 2-year-old granddaughter, her nanny and the pilot were all aboard the plane, which will return after spending four days at Rempel’s North Carolina home Home in East Hampton Township, Long Island.
The mother and daughter have now been identified as Adina Azarian and Aria Azarian, 49.
Adina Azarian is a Hamptons Luxury Realtor with Keller Williams.
According to her LinkedIn bio, she is a graduate of Syracuse University.
The other two victims have not been officially identified.
According to the North American Continental Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) region, the private jet pilot did not respond as the F-16 fighter pilot, which is cleared to fly at supersonic speeds, attempted to make contact.
According to CNNan F-16 pilot observed the Cessna pilot slumped over the steering wheel.
NORAD said the F-16 used spare parts — which the public may have seen — in an attempt to get the pilot’s attention.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.
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