Friday, April 6, 2012

U.S. Navy jet crashes into an Apartment Building in Virginia Beach, 2 pilots eject

A plume of thick black smoke rises from the crash site in Virginia Beach. (Photo courtesy ABC 13)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Navy jet with two aviators aboard crashed Friday into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, according to the Navy and media reports.

There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground. TV footage showed black smoke billowing from near some buildings and local TV stations said the jet hot an apartment building.

The Navy did not immediately return telephone messages left by The Associated Press. But the Navy confirmed on its official Twitter account that both pilots ejected.

They were being treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. Read More