OMG, this thread is the first I've heard of this. What a tragedy. Am going to turn on the news now.
CNN reporting 9 injuries, no deaths so far. However, they are saying they have only gone through 2 of the 5 buildings damaged so far...
Last edited by Top Cat; 04-06-12 at 04:03 PM.
Navy jet slams into Virginia Beach apartments | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.comVIRGINIA BEACH
Two pilots ejected from a Navy F/A-18D Hornet this afternoon shortly before the plane apparently slammed into the Mayfair Mews apartment complex on Fleming Circle at Birdneck Road. As of late Friday afternoon, no fatalities had been reported.
Fire Chief Steven Cover said rescue crews had entered every building in the apartment complex for primary searches and planned a second search. No fatalities had been found as of about 5:15 p.m., but there were still residents of the affected apartments crews were trying to locate.
Battalion Chief Tim Riley, a department spokesman, said about 5:30 p.m. that all but six apartments had been searched.
The fire set off by the crash affected about 40 apartment units and took about an hour to bring under control, the chief said.
I heard on the news that there are several dozen people missing.
If there is any doubt as to the damage a single plane can do to a building... let that be put to rest today. This was an F-18. Imagine a ****ing Boeing hitting the same location.
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I checked the news this morning and now officials say that all apartments have been entered, but 3 people remain unaccounted. I can only hope that these 3 are away with relatives for Easter. With such a catastrophic crash and so far, it appears with no loss of life, it is truly a miracle because that area has been built up so much over the years.
It would be a miracle is not one person was killed in this accident.
Our air traffic of civilian and military is still very safe in this country. By comparison by 2009 numbers there were 93 vehicle accident deaths a day.
Considering the volume of air traffic it really is amazing of the safety record of air travel.