Navy jet crashes in Virginia Beach, several fires ignite as result

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:34pm

Virginia Beach firefighters had their hands full 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 11:00 a.m. 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 non-life threatening injuries.

Fire officials say the jet was on a training mission.

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