Friday, April 6, 2012
FA-18D crashes at Virginia, Beach VA
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The Navy confirms that a two seat F/A 18D jet has crashed in Virgnia Beach Friday afternoon.
Grazia Moyers, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department, said just before 12:30 p.m. what police believe is a military aircraft has gone down.
Commander Rosi with the Navy saID the plane was an F18 Strike fighter VFA 106.
Police are responding to the scene at this time and will assist the military and the State Police, Moyer added.
Virginia Department of Transportation traffic cameras show thick, black smoke rising from the Birdneck Road area Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.
LISTEN TO LIVE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SCENE HERE
LIVE VIDEO (DOT) CAM HERE
LINK TO PHOTO STREAM HERE
UPDATE: Communications from the scene indicate that an ambulance is transporting the crew "priority one" to a nearby hospital. Their condition is not known. Large structure fire reported at crash scene."
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Posted by Steve Douglass at 9:47 AM