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U.S. Fighter Jet

Crashes into Apartment Complex

4/6/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

F-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia.This is the smoldering wreckage of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia moments ago.

The Navy confirms ... the crash occurred around 11 AM in Virginia Beach. Two people were injured -- a pilot and a person on the ground. They were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The Navy says both members of the 2-person crew ejected from the jet.

The jet reportedly costs roughly $67 MILLION.

It's unclear what caused the plane to go down. So far, there are no reports of casualties.

Rescue crews are currently at the scene.

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GigglesGalore    

I hope nobody was in the apartment.

869 days ago
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john5oregon    

Very sad. Hope everyone's ok.

869 days ago
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Mork12    

hopefully they can salvage the engines

869 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Hopefully everyone indoors is OK. God Bless all involved.

869 days ago
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Meggie24    

Congratulations to the quick-thinking pilots who dumped fuel in order to minimize the fiery explosion on impact. That move likely saved lives. Speedy recovery to all those who were injured in this horrible accident.

869 days ago
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MzReeses    

Hopefully no one was hurt in the complex or lost any valuables.

869 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

taxpayers be proud!

869 days ago
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Walter WalkerIII    

This is my home town...but how do u go from the Kardashians hickey to a legitimate news story? Please stop...

869 days ago
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South Side     

Must have been a woman pilot.

869 days ago
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Callie    

I am from the area... Hopefully no one was killed.. There are no reports yet of fatalities.. Please pray that everyone is safe!!!!

869 days ago
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ABB    

I'm sorry, is this CNN or TMZ?

869 days ago
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J$    

Could see the smoke from work for a little while...pretty freaky....

869 days ago
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brenda    

Hey TMZ, no BREAKING NEWS banner for this story?
My bad. It's a legitimate news story.

869 days ago
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DTaylor    

TMZ why are you reporting this? Was there a movie or pop star involved? If not I suggest leaving this type of journalism to the pros like CNN or Headline News... Just sayin.

869 days ago
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Matt    

Hope all ok n no one was hurt... Good Bless all involved
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