It is being reported that no one was killed in the Virginia Beach Navy jet crash that slammed into five apartment buildings in Virginia’s most populated city, and the mayor of
Virginia Beach is calling it a “Good Friday Miracle.”
More details are coming out in media reports about the difficult decisions the two pilots had to make as its F/A-18 Hornet reportedly malfunctioned while traveling at 170 miles per hours. The two pilots ejected safely moments before the two-ton aircraft crashed in to the buildings at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
They, along with five others hurt on the ground, were taken to the hospital but were released the next day.
Experts are saying several factors contributed to the “miracle”:
*The pilots dumped a great deal of their fuel before the jet crashed which made less of an explosion
*Neighbors helped rescue the two pilots and nearby citizens, pulling them away from the flames
*The incident occurred on the afternoon of Good Friday when most residents were away from home.
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms called it a “Good Friday miracle” as he wrote on his Twitter account Saturday after hearing all were accounted for after careful apartment checks.
Investigators are still looking for the flight data recorders or “black box” and estimate it could take weeks to figure out what caused the crash.