Skip to comments.Prayers urgently Requested! F-18 Crashed into Apt Complex in VA Beach
Posted on 04/06/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by pgkdan
No other details as yet. Just reported as an emergency blurb on local radio. Prayers requested for all affected!
A Navy F-18 out of NAS Oceana has crashed into an apartment comp0lex in Virginia Beach VA at the intersection of Birdneck Rd and I 264.
Yikes! Prayers indeed.
Yikes! Fill us in when you can, please...
Dear Lord, be with all involved.
One of my co-workers wife works in the area. She was driving towards the area and sees smoke and tons of emergency vehicles. Still not clear on what was hit.
Navy jet reportedly crashes in Virginia
DEVELOPING: A reported Navy jet crashed near a major road in Virginia Beach Friday, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
Emergency crews from the military, Virginia State Police and Virginia Beach police are all responding to the scene of the crash, a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson told WAVY-TV.
Virginia Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed black smoke rising from the Birdneck Road area of Virginia Beach at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Two apartment units at least are engulfed in flames.
Both pilots ejected safely.
Mayfair Muse apts?
Thanks...that was quick! An eyewitness just said that they saw 1 parachute. Big fire on the ground but no news yet as to any injuries or fatalities on the ground.
Trying to find out now. I have a cousin who lives over there. Trying to get details. Just talked to my wife...thankfully she was home!
F-18 Crashes and Explodes Next to Elementary School (Updating Live)
A Navy F-18 fighter just went down between a Virginia Beach grade school and an animal rescue centerand the result is an enormous flaming heap of jet wreckage.
WAVY-TV reports “the Navy told WAVY.com the plane was an F18 Strike fighter squadron 106,” and is clearly still ablaze from on the ground images. No word on whether any pilot was injured (or dead), but there are already reports of injured pedestrians. [WAVY-TV]
Are you near the crash? Have you heard from anyone nearby or taken any pictures? Email me.
Update 12:56 PM EST: A local NBC affiliate says both F-18 pilots have been taken to the hospital after ejecting. A nearby apartment building (!) is being searched for casualties.
2pm EST: on FoxNews now... Crew probably ejected... Crashed near road... No mention of apt complex, yet... developing
Yes. Mayfair Muse.
I’m sure there is a lot of stuff on Twitter about it, but I don’t have access at work.
Just reported on the radio...at least 2 buildings are on fire at Mayfair Muse apartments. Authorities are saying there is ‘significant damage’ on the ground! Pilots were trainees.
Wow, this was breaking news just now on KFI. Once again FR is ahead of the media news.
Prayers up for all.
Latest word is that it was a 2-seater, both ejected safely. Boy are they going to feel like crap for anybody dead on the ground. (Since it crashed into buildings, it’s hard to believe nobody got hurt, but I’m sure hoping.)
Is it Spring Break there now? News reports saying near Elementary school. In Newsspeak near could be 5 miles the way these guys have been lately.
The old Seatack elementary was right there but that school’s been closed and I believe it’s now a police tactical training center. The closest scholl is a couple of miles down the road.