Downed F-16 pilot to eyewitness: ‘Is the neighborhood okay? I’m carrying live rounds!’

There may be more to the story than the national press reported

  • Military men with machine guns spotted searching residential neighborhood after the crash

  • Live rounds were onboard the F-16, as confirmed by the pilot

  • Cause of crash still unknown

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Maryland (INTELLIHUB) A big shout out to Fox 5 D.C. for providing footage of an eyewitness’ account and the truth surrounding a downed F-16 jet fighter near Joint Base Andrews Wednesday.

The local station interviewed an eyewitness to the event, Pattrick Dobson, from the neighborhood of Clinton, who talked to 133th Fighter Wing pilot once he landed fairly-safely back to earth after ejection.

However, it took some time for the Dobson to get to the burning pilot because “live rounds” were being fired off.

“I was sittin’ on my porch, in front, when I heard this loud explosion. I looked up, the jet was already on fire, the pilot already ejected. He was on fire, the seat was on fire,” the eyewitness said.

The man said that he “screamed” for his mother to get out of the house because he thought that the jet was going to crash close to the house, however, the jet ended up crashing “in the woods.”

“At that time after the explosion live rounds started coming at me, so I ducked down behind this house and I waited for the bullets to stop flying.,” he said. “They eventually stopped and I ran toward the pilot, probably a mile-and-a-half into the woods, into a field, and I found the pilot, he was on his two feet and aware of everything.”

“He was worried about the neighborhood,” Dobson explained, who said he was “shaken” by what he witnessed.

Dobson said that the pilot asked if the neighborhood was okay and told Dobson that he was “carrying live rounds.”

“To be honest with you I’ve never been so scared in my life,” he said. “I can’t really put into words what just happened.”

Another fighter jet and helicopter were present at the time of the explosion.

Men with machine guns were spotted searching the neighborhood near the crash site.

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