4:09 PM, April 6th, 2012


Virginia Beach Rescue Squad responds to the scene and rush the injured to a makeshift triage center on Birdneck Road, after an F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach April 6, 2012. The plane was part of a training squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana for Navy and Marine aviators in Virginia Beach. [REUTERS/Thomas Slusser]

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Reblogged from Reuters
1:03 PM, April 6th, 2012

A local ABC station is reporting that an F/A-18 Navy jet has crashed near Virginia Beach, VA. CNN’s Janelle Rodriguez has tweeted that the “2-member crew ejected according to official.”

Photo via @Kandidrops

UPDATE: Navy: “Two aircrew safely ejected from the [F-18 jet].” (via TPM)

UPDATE 2: More photos on The Daily Beast.

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