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.”

 

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