Reports: F-18 Fighter Jet Crashes In Virginia Beach

An F-18 fighter jet crashed in Virginia Beach, this afternoon. Television images show thick, black smoke billowing among a row of apartment buildings.

WAVY-TV, the NBC affiliate in the area, reports that Virginia Beach Police said the military aircraft went down at around 12:30 p.m.

The Virginian Pilot reports that the Navy confirmed the crash and said the two pilots are believed to have ejected safely.

There is still no word on whether anyone on the ground was hurt in the incident.

This story is developing. We’ll update this post with the latest.

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