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.