F/A 18 Fighter Jet Crash, Va. Beach, VA

vbcapt

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At about 12:08 an F/A 18 fighter jet crashed into a apartment complex. Both pilots safely ejected. All other info is unknown at this time.

I'll try to get a full rundown maybe tomorrow

VBFD and the USN are working together under a unified command structure
 

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A civilian interviewed  on HeadLineNews gave kudos to the fast response of firefighters. He said they were there within one to 2 minutes, GREAT JOB!!!
 

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Unbelievable situation, I hope everyone stays safe and there are no major injuries, thats my 'ol neighborhood.
 

grumpy grizzly

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Every person says the pilots struggled to make the ocean, dumping fuel to save weight and reduce the fire hazards. I am sure ejecting was last on their minds, they did everything to make a bad situation good, but!!
 

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As of 5:00 PM, the local hospital has received 7 patients, including the 2 pilots, 1 EMT and 1 police officer.  So far, no life-threatening injuries.  The City of Virginia Beach is instructing anyone who may have a missing family member who lives in the Mayfair Mews Apartments to call 757-385-3111. A first responder will attempt to locate them.

As of 5:30pm, primary search of all 40 apartments involved is complete & negative; secondary searches underway.
 

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They did eject at the last possible second. Ejection seats and a parachute was found very close to the fireground
 

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Deano "vbcapt", as soon as I heard about this, you came to mind. Did you catch it and whenever you get a chance, can you give us a rundown on it.

  Thanks Deano.
 

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As of 9:40 PM, 95% of secondary searches are complete and negative.  All but 3 occupants of the apartments have been accounted for, and no one has been reported missing. The 3 unaccounted for may be out of town, or otherwise unavailable for contact . . . at least that's what is hoped.

Deano is right . . . one pilot came down in front of a retired EMT's apartment.  The ex-EMT checked him out, then removed him from the area, because the flames from the crash were threatening them.  That's CLOSE. Another parachute was hung up on the next building over from the crash site.
 

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Secondary searches are complete and negative.  The 3 people who were unaccounted for have been located.  Of the 7 people who were sent to the hospital, 6 were treated & released.  It's being called the "Good Friday Miracle" since no one was killed.
 

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raybrag said:
Secondary searches are complete and negative.  The 3 people who were unaccounted for have been located.  Of the 7 people who were sent to the hospital, 6 were treated & released.  It's being called the "Good Friday Miracle" since no one was killed.

  Ray, you sure are right about it being called "The Good Friday Miracle". Its Unbelieveable. It goes on the same page as "Miracle on the Hudson".
 

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Willy:

I will provide a rundown. Right now I'm on a 5 day break and I'll be back on duty Tuesday or earlier if I get OT. Once I pull it up, it may take a little while to decipher through all the mindless info our 911 operators put in the system.
 

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1007 Fleming Circle
Near: North Birdneck Rd
Aircraft Crash

1207:

Engines: 11, 8, 3, NE31 (NAS Oceana Engine)

Ladders: 11 & Tower Ladder 8

Squad 3

Battalion 1

Car 8 (DC M. Barakey)

Safety 1


1210:

Battalion 1 "heavy smoke in the area, transmit a 2nd Alarm"


1212:

Battalion 2


1214: Engine 14 available and sent in on the "working fire" assignment


1214:

Engines: 12, 21, 5, 16

Ladder 21

Battalion's 4 & 3

PIO

Command 1

Public Utilities Control Center Advised


1217: Battalion 1 "Call NAS Oceana and request they stop all Air Operations"


1218: Squad 10 & Tower Ladder 16 S/C


1219: Battalion 14 (Chief of Inspections)


1220: Battalion 1 "Have NAS Oceana respond a Crash Truck"


1221: Battalion 1 "5 apartment buildings heavily involved"


1223: Car 1 (COD S. Cover), Car 3 (Chief of Services, T. McAndrews)


1223: Fighter pilots located


1224: State Police closing Interstate 264 to civilian traffic


1226: Car 5 (DC D. Wade)


1233: Car 8 (DC M. Barakey), transmit a 3rd alarm.


1233:

Engines: 20, 17, 7

Ladder 9


1241: Ladder 1 available and sent in, Ladder 9 to remain in service


1242: Car 2 (Chief of Ops R. Journigan) on scene and in command


1255: Investigator 4


1300: Transmit a 4th Alarm


1301:

Engines: 19, 2, 13

Ladders: 9 & 2


1305: Engine 9 S/C


1306: Car 2 (Chief of Ops R. Journigan) fire is knocked down & under control


1324: Hazmat 1 S/C


1332: Fire Marshal 2


1439: Battalion 9 (Chief of Resource Mgmt.)


1500?: Primary search underway


1700?: Primary search negative


1945: Secondary search negative


2241: Car 8 (DC M. Barakey) Fire Out


*Mutual Aid received from Norfolk, Chesapeake & Portsmouth Fire Dept's*
**Units cycled through the scene until clean-up & debris removal performed by Navy contractor**
***Every conceiveable piece of information is not included***













 
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