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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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To: mylife; MoJo2001

I was mistaken...she is not in Virginia Beach. Prayers for all involved!


51 posted on 04/06/2012 10:52:08 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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To: smoothsailing; Gene Eric; fredhead; pgkdan; jazusamo

At the other link a man stated he talked to one pilot that was in shock but didn’t seem to have other injuries and he apologized for their jet coming down in the apartment complex.


52 posted on 04/06/2012 10:52:40 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pgkdan

My husband and I spent a year in an apartment that was that was in the flight path of NAS Oceana. The planes were pretty low—close to the treetops when they flew over. Loud and unnerving at times.

Heading to church in a bit and I’ll say some extra prayers for those affected.


53 posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:07 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: jazusamo

54 posted on 04/06/2012 10:55:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ExNewsExSpook

The pilot...bless his heart...apologized for crashing into the building as he was being carried from the scene.


55 posted on 04/06/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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To: LUV W

Wow! its amazing no one was hurt.


56 posted on 04/06/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LUV W

Whew!


57 posted on 04/06/2012 10:58:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I will hazard a guess they ejected as late as possible; beyond a certain point they can’t control where it crashes and there’s no point in them sacrificing their lives by riding it into the ground if they can no longer affect where it crashes.


58 posted on 04/06/2012 10:59:58 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mylife

Indeed. I was relieved that it wasn’t close to her. I’ll bet she can see the smoke, though.


59 posted on 04/06/2012 11:01:17 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah, that’s not good. That building looks like it is cut in half.


60 posted on 04/06/2012 11:05:38 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: LUV W; left that other site; mylife

It’s good morning to spend at church.


61 posted on 04/06/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: wagglebee

Is this anywhere near you?


62 posted on 04/06/2012 11:07:31 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: mylife

Really?

It’s a miracle, if true!


63 posted on 04/06/2012 11:12:13 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

>Aren’t pilots not supposed to eject until they know this won’t happen?

Pilots do all they can to get their craft away from populations and when it’s impossible to control it further
the only recourse is to punch out. No need to go down with a craft that is uncontrollable.


64 posted on 04/06/2012 11:15:07 AM PDT by soycd
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To: BIGLOOK

Navy son stuck on 264 near Rosemont. Says he thinks road closed from Rosemont to Oceanfront.


65 posted on 04/06/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Chipper

Comment from poster in the area:

It hit an apartment building, or close to one near Old Virginia Beach Off Birdneck. Pray for everyone over there, it’s very thick smoke.

**Off Birdneck, you go north. The first right is Old VA Beach Road. Down that road to the east, maybe a block or two is an apartment complex. That is where it went down.


66 posted on 04/06/2012 11:26:42 AM PDT by caww
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To: jazusamo

All things considered, this appears to be a very good outcome. There are still no reported deaths and only 5 civilians taken to the hospital. That might just be for smoke inhalation.

You may remember that I lived for many years in that area, right there around Birdneck and Laskin Roads. Locals there are well aware of the potential for disaster from the military air traffic.

It used to irritate me to no end when I’d hear some damn tourist complain about the jet noise. I would always make it a point to tell them “that’s the price we pay for freedom”. It would always shut them up and made me feel alot better! LOL!


67 posted on 04/06/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: fredhead

News conference at 3:00 here.

http://www.wavy.com/generic/news/WAVY_Newscast_Live_Stream


68 posted on 04/06/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT by caww
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To: LUV W

Anyone heard from Mojo yet?


69 posted on 04/06/2012 11:38:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: deport

I just spoke to my wife. Channel3 is reporting that 5 people have been airlifted. To Norfolk General. They have a large burn unit.


70 posted on 04/06/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

Just wondering if it could be traced to defective parts MADE IN CHINA.


71 posted on 04/06/2012 11:41:41 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: caww

Not that I know of. I pinged her, but I don’t think she’s on the computer much.


72 posted on 04/06/2012 11:42:50 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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To: smoothsailing

Guy’s saying on news the wing seperated from the aircraft and therfore little control of the plane.


73 posted on 04/06/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: smoothsailing

Look at the difference in configuration of the exhaust nozzles of the two engines. It looks like the left engine may have failed during climbout.


74 posted on 04/06/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by Plexi
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To: Strategerist

A photo of the aft portion with engines shows the port engine outlet in standard thrust and the starboard engine is in full afterburner configuration. Interesting.


75 posted on 04/06/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Digger

Not likely unless Lockheed Martin committed fraud, which is just as unlikely.


76 posted on 04/06/2012 11:52:24 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Digger

Not likely unless Lockheed Martin committed fraud, which is just as unlikely.


77 posted on 04/06/2012 11:52:24 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Candor7

Navy has press conference at 3:00 about 5 minutes on what happened with the plane...here:

http://www.wavy.com/generic/news/WAVY_Newscast_Live_Stream


78 posted on 04/06/2012 11:55:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: smoothsailing

It will be a miracle if there are no deaths on the ground. With the fires contolled they will be going through the debris shortly if they haven’t done so already. I hope the injuries are not too serious.

I was wondering how far this area is from where you lived, sounds like it’s pretty darn close. It’s strange how people get used to the noise of jet aircraft when they live in a flightpath. I had an aunt and uncle who lived in the LAX fightpath years ago. The noise didn’t seem to bother them but it sure bothered the rest of us. :-)

Praying there no more injuries or deaths.


79 posted on 04/06/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pgkdan

Wing sabotaged?


80 posted on 04/06/2012 11:57:49 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: caww

Three buildings down two heavily damaged.


81 posted on 04/06/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: wolfman23601

Minor quibble, McDonnell Douglas makes the F-18, not Lockheed.

The engine are GE.


82 posted on 04/06/2012 11:59:46 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: jazusamo

Not a chance there are no deaths. This was a senior citizen complex and today was a chilly, breezy day. There were likely a lot of people in those buildings.


83 posted on 04/06/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: LUV W; mylife

Awaiting an answer, but they are further north. Everyone should be home.


84 posted on 04/06/2012 12:07:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: jazusamo

2:58 p.m. EDT, April 6, 2012

Updates: The American Red Cross, in coordination with local emergency management, is responding to the crash in Virginia Beach with disaster relief teams en route to assist affected residents.

Residents needing assistance as a result of the crash can contact the Red Cross at 757-536-9859

Crews are advising residents in the area to close their windows and to stay away from the area because of air quality concerns caused by the jet fuel.

According to Dale Gauding, Corporate Communications Consultant at Sentara Healthcare, around five civilians were admitted to the hospital.


85 posted on 04/06/2012 12:09:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: combat_boots

ABC just reported 3 injuries on the ground.


86 posted on 04/06/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smoothsailing
All things considered, this appears to be a very good outcome. There are still no reported deaths and only 5 civilians taken to the hospital. That might just be for smoke inhalation. You may remember that I lived for many years in that area, right there around Birdneck and Laskin Roads. Locals there are well aware of the potential for disaster from the military air traffic. It used to irritate me to no end when I’d hear some damn tourist complain about the jet noise. I would always make it a point to tell them “that’s the price we pay for freedom”. It would always shut them up and made me feel alot better! LOL!

It's an amazing miracle and a testimony to the skills of the pilots and ground crews there hasn't been some major crashes over the years. People forget this area was not densely populated when the bases were being built. Tidewater being a Defense/Military base area built up in large to related jobs. I've seen some old photos my uncle took when he lived near Trashmore.

If no one was killed I'd call it a Good Friday Miracle. Watch for the media to start hammering pilots and military over the crash. I do think some assets need to be relocated away from Tidewater but not for the specific reason we saw today.

87 posted on 04/06/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Aren’t pilots not supposed to eject until they know this won’t happen?

No.

You do all you can to avoid it, but when the condition of your aircraft reaches the point where you no longer have any ability to influence where the crash site will be you yank the loud handle and punch outta there.

There's no sense adding two more fatalities to however many there may or may not end up being on the ground.

88 posted on 04/06/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT by HKMk23 ("Listen to me very carefully, do not put the candle back.")
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To: caww

Can you or anyone provide an update from the press conference please? Thank you in advance.


89 posted on 04/06/2012 12:14:40 PM 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: wolfman23601

So far via the hospital 6 brought in...2 pilots...one ok the other fair. One police officer hurt on the scene....one treated for smoke inhilation and released ....the others minor injuries.

They continue to search the buildings....


90 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: mylife
Interested Freepers who like Google earth.
Within a couple of hundred feet from N36°51'04 and W75°59'12"
91 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by Publius6961 (A)
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To: caww; LUV W; mylife; BIGLOOK; left that other site; MoJo2001

On the phone now....Mojo2001 and family are on the peninsula and they can see the smoke. All are fine.


92 posted on 04/06/2012 12:15:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Oh good...thank you Kathy....wonderful news.


93 posted on 04/06/2012 12:16:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: pgkdan

U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia; 2 pilots believed to have ejected

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/u-navy-jet-crashes-virginia-2-pilots-believed-174703258.html

Latest developments (3:00 pm ET)
· No reported fatalities, but least five people taken to hospital with injuries
· Search for victims is underway
· Pilots reportedly safe

Officials have confirmed that a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet has crashed in Virginia after taking off from U.S. Naval Air Station Oceana, with the two pilots believed to have ejected before impact.


94 posted on 04/06/2012 12:16:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Jo Nuvark

An F/A-18D is potentially quite old. If a wing fell off it’s more likely the result of metal fatigue.


95 posted on 04/06/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by Strategerist
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An F-18 navy jet sits on the ground after crashing into an apartment building in Virginia Beach,
pictured in this aerial frame grab from video on April 6 2012. REUTERS/WAVY TV/Handout

96 posted on 04/06/2012 12:18:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Candor7

If the wing did fall off or was damaged couldn’t that explain this? I seem to recall an F-15 that landed with one wing shot off and I thought he controlled it by doing something with the thrust on each engine to keep it airborne. Maybe I am mistaken.


97 posted on 04/06/2012 12:19:11 PM 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: Chipper

Press conference hasn’t happened yet..still waiting...although hospital personel reported 6 brought in..none life threatening. Search of buildings continues.


98 posted on 04/06/2012 12:19:32 PM PDT by caww
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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. REUTERS/WAVY TV/Handout

99 posted on 04/06/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Chipper

Once again live link...conference coming up and waiting...

http://www.wavy.com/generic/news/WAVY_Newscast_Live_Stream


100 posted on 04/06/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT by caww
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