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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

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To: smoothsailing

WAVY has a news helo over the scene sending video....

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


41 posted on 04/06/2012 10:41:00 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for the update, smooth.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 10:43:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: LUV W

BTTT


43 posted on 04/06/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: pgkdan

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/va_beach/military-plane-crashes-in-virginia-beach

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Cmdr. Phil Rosi with Naval Air Forces Atlantic told WAVY.com the plane was an F-18 with Strike Fighter Squadron 106. Rosi added two aircrew safely ejected from the plane that was based at Naval Air Station Oceana.

Sentara Healthcare says one pilot is at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Further information is not available at this time.
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Photos available here:

http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/2428/1/f-18-plane-crash-in-virginia-beach-va/navy-f-18-plane-crash/


44 posted on 04/06/2012 10:45:15 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: LUV W; MoJo2001

Holy Carp!


45 posted on 04/06/2012 10:45:46 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gene Eric; fredhead; pgkdan; jazusamo

An F/A 18D Navy jet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 has crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach on Birdneck Road. Two pilots have been transported to the hospital. There has been no word on injuries according to Tim Riley of the Virginia Beach Police Department. He stated that the two pilots ejected from the jet.

It has been confirmed that the jet is a Delta two-seat model. There has been a significant amount of damage done to an apartment building.

Initial reports indicate that at approximately 12:05 p.m., the jet crashed just after takeoff at a location just off of the base.

The interstate is now shut down on Laskin Road through Birdneck in both directions.

Another person has also been transported to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

VFA-106 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana, and serves as the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. Their mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Replacement Pilots and Weapon Systems Officers (WSOs) to support fleet commitments.

The Navy is coordinating with local authorities.

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more information. We will post more as it becomes available.

Live feed.... http://www.wtkr.com/


46 posted on 04/06/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, Smooth. They keep updating that link I posted at #12 with pics and live feeds too.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mylife; MoJo2001

Indeed. Listening to the live feed. No injuries, pilots rescued and ok. It was close to where Mojo lives, I think.


48 posted on 04/06/2012 10:48:46 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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To: LUV W

I just had a long talk with my VA Beach BFF.

The crash was just a few blocks from her church on Laskin Road and occurred right after the ladies’ Bible Study got out.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 10:48:52 AM PDT by left that other site
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Thank God everyone was gone...and that everyone is ok. So scary!!


50 posted on 04/06/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by LUV W (Reserved for a hero........)
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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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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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