Military jet crashes in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, April 7, 2012
A Virginia yesterday at approximately 12:05 pm EST (1605 UTC). Both pilots of the jet ejected from the aircraft.crashed into a civilian area of ,
The jet's flight originated fromin Virginia Beach. It is reported that the jet crashed shortly after takeoff. The crew are members of the based in Oceana.
The jet crashed into the Mayfair Mews Apartments. Heavy smoke was seen in the area. Seven people were treated at a local hospital, including five people on the ground and the two pilots. No deaths were reported. Emergency personnel are looking for any other victims, and said three apartment residents had not been accounted for.
Several buildings caught fire. Officials say the crash damaged or destroyed about 40 apartments.
Nearbywas closed off by police in both directions for several hours. By 3:00 pm EST (1900 UTC) I-264 was fully reopened.
- The Associated Press. "U.S. Navy jet crash leaves 7 injured, 3 unaccounted for" — , April 7, 2012
- Zinie Chen Sampson. "Navy jet crashes into Va, apartments, pilots eject" — , April 6, 2012
- Kari Huus and James Eng. "Military jet crashes in Virginia; 7 hurt" — , April 6, 2012
- Rachel West. "7 injured after Navy F/A-18D crashes" — , April 6, 2012