US Navy F-18 crashes into Virginia apartment building

By REUTERS
April 6, 2012 20:50

WASHINGTON - A US Navy F-18 fighter crashed shortly after take-off into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and set it on fire, authorities said on Friday.

The two crew members ejected safely from the F-18, said Navy spokesman Phil Rosi on MSNBC. He said the plane was from a training squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana at Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach is on the Atlantic Coast about 200 miles (321 km) south of Washington, DC.


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