Three people remain unaccounted for
Saturday as rescue workers continue to search through the rubble of five
apartment buildings from a Navy jet plane that crashed and erupted in flames
around noon Friday, authorities report.
At least five people on the ground reportedly were injured and the two pilots, a
student pilot in the front and an instructor sitting in the back of the
two-seater F/A 18 jet, also were taken to area hospitals.
The pilots ejected themselves from the
aircraft just before it crashed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, near a large
complex of military buildings and the world’s largest naval base, witnesses
Officials from the Navy and Federal
Aviation Administration said the jet, part of a training squadron at Naval Air
Station Oceana, crashed 2.2 miles from the runway.