U.S. News - Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartments; 7 hurt
This occurred about 30 miles east of me. I was going to check out a university about 3 miles away from this when I heard about it.Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET: Emergency crews extinguished fires and were combing rubble at a cluster of apartments in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday after a Navy F/A-18 jet crashed into the complex, destroying two buildings and damaging several others, authorities and witnesses said.
Interview on a local TV station: One of the pilots that ejected just a fraction of a second before the crash had his parachute get caught on one of the apartment buildings. He was helped by residents from the apartment complex. They asked him if he was okay. His reply, "I am sorry I ruined your home."