Navy plane crashes into Virginia apartment

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has confirmed an F-18 Navy jet has crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach near an elementary school.

No students were are the school when the plane crashed.

There have been no reports of injuries or casualties at the apartment complex.

Cmdr. Phil Rosi with Naval Air Forces Atlantic told WAVY (the NBC affiliate in Virginia) the plane was an F/A-18 Hornet; a two-seat jet belonging to VFA (Strike Fighter Squadron) 106.

Rosi added two aircrew safely ejected from the plane that was based at Naval Air Station Oceana.

The pilots are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

There have been no reports of injuries or casualties at the apartment complex.

According to our Virginia sister station WTKR, 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.

Read WTKR’s story here.

Read WAVY’s story here.


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