F-18 Crashes and Explodes Into Apartment Building

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    F-18 Crashes and Explodes Into Apartment Building

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    A Navy F-18 fighter just went down between a Virginia Beach grade school and an animal rescue center—and the result is an enormous flaming heap of jet wreckage.
    WAVY-TV reports "the Navy told WAVY.com the plane was an F18 Strike fighter squadron 106," and is clearly still ablaze from on the ground images. No word on whether any pilot was injured (or dead), but there are already reports of injured pedestrians. No word on what caused the plane, which costs tens of millions of dollars to go down, but it somehow managed to avoid hitting a minigolf course and water park, though nearby residences may not have been spared. [WAVY-TV]

    Are you near the crash? Have you heard from anyone nearby or taken any pictures? Email me.

    Update 12:56 PM EST: A local NBC affiliate says both F-18 pilots have been taken to the hospital after ejecting. A nearby apartment building (!) is being searched for casualties.


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    Happens.

    Nothing usual.

    But good photos!
     
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    They fly over Virginia Beach constantly.
     
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    Looking at the pictures, It doesnt seem to be big explosion although.

    Hope they wernt any casualties
     
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    Thank god ! Planes also fall in other country, Otherwise I thought that Indian pilots are master in this account.:D
     
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    Aircraft came from Oceana NAS.

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    From Naval News Service:

    F/A-18 Crashes in Virginia Beach - The Jet Observer: Top Stories

    F/A-18 Crashes in Virginia Beach
     
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    2 Navy pilots eject from jet and send fighter careening into apartments, destroying buildings - The Washington Post
     
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