Augusta Co., VA (AP) - A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in Virginia.
Augusta County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Coynter says authorities don't know whether anyone was hurt in the crash.
A news release from state police says officials located the crash site, with heavy smoke coming from the side of a mountain.
The statement says state and local police are trying to reach the site.