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Navy Jet Crash Site in Virginia Beach

A Navy F18 Strike Fighter crashed into a Virginia Beach apartment complex just past noon today wreaking havoc through the densely populated area around Naval Air Station Oceana. Both aviators ejected safely, but there is no word yet on civilian casualties, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Commander Tamara Lawrence told Military.com. It’s still unclear if the aviators were injured. The two-seater aircraft was part of VFA 106, the F-18 training squadron based at Oceana. Read more at http://www.military.com/news/article/reports-hornet-crashes-in-virginia-beach.html.

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  1. tigereon
    tigereon Apr 06, 2012

    Thank god no one was killed in today’s crash. That has to be a testament to both the skill of the pilots and advanced machines they fly. To be hones if you have ever been to Va Beach those planes are ALWAYS zipping by and flying up and down the beach. I am actually amazed that this is the first time anything like this has happened with as many flights as there are in that area. But if you think that F-18 is an advanced warfighter you should take a look at the NEXT generation planes that are on the drawing board and in some cases already in the air. I found a list of the top 10 5th Generation Warfighters…….some VERY cool planes are coming http://thetop10.squarespace.com/top-10-best-5th-generation-fig/

  2. 29153874
    29153874 Apr 09, 2012

    I am certain that the DOD will make every effort to ascertain the full details of the entire incident, and continue to make safety their number priority in all training exercises. Navy (as well as all branches of the military) pilots and flight officers undergo rigorous training to ensure they are prepared for the demands of handling the aircraft in numerous situations, as well as how to respond to situations that are beyond the operators ability to control.

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