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Navy Jet Crashes into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex [VIDEO]

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Residents of Virginia Beach, Va. were shocked Friday when a Navy jet crashed into an apartment complex there, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air.

At least two people were hurt, but the extent of their injuries is not known. The Navy and Federal Aviation Administration said the F/A-18 jet was from a training squadron at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, and authorities said both of the aircraft’s crew members ejected from the plane.

Retired rescue squad member Pat Kavanaugh heard a loud boom, and said he and others found one of the pilots.

“I saw a pilot on the ground with a parachute hanging from the building, with facial lacerations,” Kavanaugh said. “He was in shock and still strapped to his seat.”

Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Riley said five buildings at the local Mayfair Mews Apartment complex were heavily damaged, and rescuers were currently searching for anyone who might be injured.

“We’re going to assume that there are people missing, and we’re going to do a detailed search,” Riley said. “It’s going to take a while to get through there to see the details.”

Listen as a witness describes what he saw.

[CNN]

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