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Navy jet crashes into apartment buildings in Virginia

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:14pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:02pm

Virginia Beach,VA --- Virginia Beach firefighters had their hands full this afternoon after a Navy jet crash set several apartment buildings aflame.

There are still no reports of casualties on the ground from the crash, though several buildings were clearly heavily damaged.

The F-18 jet went down shortly after noon local time not long after taking off from the naval base in Virginia Beach

Both the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely and were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Fire officials say the jet was on a training mission.

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