Virginia Beach Apartment Building Hit By F-18 Jet

An F-18 jet had crashed in a Virginia Beach shortly after taking off from its base, the Navy confirmed Friday.

According to media reports, the craft careened into an apartment building.

The two aboard the craft ejected from jet safely but were taken to a hospital for evaluation. There are no reports if anybody else on the scene was injured. The Navy says that there are coordinating with local officials.

The craft was one that the nearby Naval Air Station Oceana used to train replacement pilots and Weapons Systems Officers.

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents the crash site, issued a following statement.

Our prayers are with our entire Hampton Roads and military communities right now as our first responders are admirably addressing the situation on the ground.  I have spoken with Governor McDonnell, Mayor Sessoms, and leadership at Naval Air Station Oceana, and my office and I stand ready to assist as appropriate.”

 

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

Click here for: Friday, November 28

● Iconic toy queen’s reign is frozen

● U.S. war casualties since 2001

● Adult smoking at an all-time low

● EPA proposes stronger air pollution rule

● Monitoring heart blood flow made easier

● Disability agency fined for disability violation

Listen: The Holiday Weekend Ahead – November 27-December 1

The Day Ahead Logo

OPEC members talk oil in Vienna, Nicolas Sarkozy attempts to reenter French politics and Swiss voters decide whether to embrace a limited ‘gold standard’

Obama: Turkey Pardon 2014 “Fully Within My Legal Authority”

“I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry,” President Obama said. “There’s plenty of Turkey to go around.”

Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Justice's Conference Room prior to Justice Elana Kagan's Investiture Ceremony. Photo/Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

“As long as I can do the job full steam…I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer,” Justice Ginsburg told Elle magazine in September, “But now I can.”

EPA Proposes Plan To Restrict Smog-causing Ozone

“Today’s proposal is about informing Americans about healthy air quality so they can protect themselves as well as their families,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

400,000 Sign Up In First Week Of Obamacare

This year the numbers from the first week were trumpeted over Burwell’s Twitter account in a series of tweets, including how many people had used the call centers set up to help people enroll.