Robbie Miller on BBC World
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US Navy jet crash: 'Smoke everywhere'

A US Navy F-18 jet has crashed shortly after take off in 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.

One local resident, Robbie Miller, told BBC World: "I was at home in my kitchen when I heard a big boom.

"I walked outside and saw thick black smoke billowing everywhere. You could see the flames from my apartment."

  • 07 Apr 2012