Fighter jet crashes in Virginia Beach
Two crewmembers ejected from a fighter jet before it crashed in Virginia Beach, a Navy official told National Journal, though the service cannot confirm where it crashed or if there are any casualties.
"We're still trying to find out where it crashed," the official said of the F-18D, which seats two people. The Navy is conducting an investigation to determine whether anyone was hurt or killed in the crash and more details surrounding the incident.
The official declined to speak on record before the official press release is issued.
Virginia Beach Fire and Rescue Chief Tim Riley of the told MSNBC there is "significant damage" to the apartment complex in a residential area where he said the jet crashed. Four to five buildings were on fire but is now under control, Riley said. He said there are no reports of injuries on the ground, but suspects there could potentially be casualties because of the heavy damage.
Riley also said the two pilots were injured and taken to the hospital.