Friday, April 6, 2012

NAVY JET CRASHES IN VIRGINIA

A United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighter crashed on Friday near Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach.  Both Naval airmen safely ejected from the jet prior to impact.  A representative from Virginia Beach General Hospital reports both pilots sustained mild to moderate injury-not life threatening.

The F/A-18 impacted a densely populated area close to Oceana Naval Air Station.  The crash occurred at a multi unit apartment complex near Birdneck and Laskin Road.  Fairly close to I-264 in Virginia Beach.  At time of posting, approximately six civilians had been transported to area hospitals.  

There were several initial reports from the scene:
  • A civilian reported hearing two large 'booms' minutes before impact.
  • A WAVY TV reporter stated the pilots began dumping fuel prior to ejection.  A community on the approach path of the flight reports jet fuel residue.
  • A civilian who rushed to help one of the pilots who ejected, stated the pilot said he was 'sorry' for the crash.
  • The Navy and local EMS agencies conducted a jet crash response simulation in December of 2011.
Due to the intensity of the blaze and jet fuel toxicity rescue efforts were kept at a distance until fire units could suppress the scene.  Once the fire is contained, rescue personnel will search all affected structures for casualties.

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