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US Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia Beach

04-07-2012 10:16 BJT

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A US Navy jet has crashed into an apartment building in Virginia after the plane's two pilots ejected on Friday. This's according to a military spokesman quoted on local TV.

Seven people have been taken to hospital with injuries, including the two pilots who have suffered only minor injuries. Firefighters are still searching the crash site for casualties.

The local WTKR TV said the crashed plane was an F/A 18D Navy jet. It crashed into apartment buildings in the city of Virginia Beach - resulting in heavy fire damage to 5 structures.

There is no word yet on the cause of the accident.

Firefighters work to control the blaze after the crash of an F-18 navy jet into an
apartment building in Virginia Beach, pictured in this aerial frame grab from video on
April 6 2012.

Virginia Beach Fire Department extinguish the flames at the crash site, after an
F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach April 6, 2012.

An ejection seat landed in a backyard about 100 yards from the crash site, after an
F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach April 6, 2012.


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Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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