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Navy jet crashes into apartments near Virginia; injuries unclear

April 06, 2012|By Rene Lynch

A Navy jet has crashed into a residential area in Virginia Beach, Va. Two pilots are believed to have safely ejected from the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, but there was no immediately word about possible on-the-ground fatalities.

Two apartment buildings were on fire, according to CNN affiliate WTKR, which quoted eyewitnesses.

Emergency crews from the military, Virginia State Police and Virginia Beach police are responding to the scene of the crash, according to Fox news.

Photos: Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia Beach

Black smoke was visible over the Birdneck Road area of Virginia Beach at 12:30 p.m. local time.

We will keep updating this story at Nation Now as it unfolds.

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