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Prayers urgently Requested! F-18 Crashed into Apt Complex in VA Beach
Vanity | 04/06/12 | pgkdan

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: f18; jetcrash; nasoceana; navair; planecrash; usnavy; vabeach; virginia
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1 posted on 04/06/2012 9:54:03 AM PDT by pgkdan
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Yikes! Prayers indeed.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Yikes! Fill us in when you can, please...


3 posted on 04/06/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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Dear Lord, be with all involved.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 10:00:02 AM PDT by Spunky
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WAVY.com with photos
5 posted on 04/06/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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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.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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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.
 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/06/navy-jet-reportedly-crashes-in-virginia/#ixzz1rHRajTW5


7 posted on 04/06/2012 10:01:29 AM PDT by kcvl
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Two apartment units at least are engulfed in flames.

Both pilots ejected safely.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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Mayfair Muse apts?


9 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Chipper

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.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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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!


11 posted on 04/06/2012 10:06:03 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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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 center—and 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.

http://gizmodo.com/5899790/f+18-crashes-and-explodes-next-to-elementary-school-updating-live


12 posted on 04/06/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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2pm EST: on FoxNews now... Crew probably ejected... Crashed near road... No mention of apt complex, yet... developing


13 posted on 04/06/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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Yes. Mayfair Muse.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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I’m sure there is a lot of stuff on Twitter about it, but I don’t have access at work.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 10:10:25 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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Wow, this was breaking news just now on KFI. Once again FR is ahead of the media news.

Prayers up for all.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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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.)


18 posted on 04/06/2012 10:13:46 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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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.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 10:13:46 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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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.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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