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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: 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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