The scene of the crash near Virginia Beach, Virginia
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US Navy F-18 crashes in residential Virginia

A US Navy F-18 jet has crashed in what appears to be a residential area near Virginia Beach, Virginia.

A Navy spokesman told the BBC that the plane went down just before 12:08 (16:08 GMT) and two crew members ejected safely.

The plane hit an apartment building, with photos showing black smoke rising from behind houses.

There were no immediate reports of serious casualties and the cause of the crash is not yet known.

  • 06 Apr 2012
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