VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy jet with two aviators aboard crashed Friday into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, according to the Navy and media reports.
There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground. TV footage showed black smoke billowing from near some buildings and local TV stations said the jet hit an apartment building.
The Navy said on its official Twitter page that both pilots ejected safely but were being taken to a local hospital for observation.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk quoted a spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic who said the jet crashed in the vicinity of Birdneck Road in the sprawling resort city.
The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has a large concentration of military bases, including Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world. Naval Air Station Oceana is located in Virginia Beach.