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U.S. Navy Jet Crashes in Virginia Beach; Six Injured

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18D Superhornet has crashed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, destroying a number of homes, although so far no fatalities have been reported.

A U.S. Navy F/A-18D Superhornet has crashed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, destroying a number of homes, although so far no fatalities have been reported.

Both pilots ejected after dumping at least some of the malfunctioning jet’s fuel.

Six people, including both pilots, were injured, three seriously, when the plane crashed into an apartment building not far from its airbase, local officials said. The extent of the damage on the ground was not immediately apparent.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff at about 12:04 p.m. local time, WTOP radio in Washington D.C. reported.

The military has not reported on the cause of the crash.

 

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