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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:43 PM

Fighter jet crash in Virginia?

An East Coast FB friend just posted about it. Any news?

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Reply Fighter jet crash in Virginia? (Original post)
Courtesy Flush Apr 2012 OP
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #1
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #3
jwirr Apr 2012 #4
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #6
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #5
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #7
Poll_Blind Apr 2012 #8
Kaleva Apr 2012 #9
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #10


Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. Link to live stream here:

http://www.wavy.com/generic/news/WAVY_Newscast_Live_Stream

From this thread at DU. Hat-tip to DUer malaise for the link.

PB

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:02 PM

3. Image of crashed F-18 wreckage (PIC from WAVY live stream)



Both pilots are reported to have ejected successfully but heavy fire on the scene is preventing quick confirmation of injuries from the apartment complex into which it crashed.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:04 PM

4. How big is the apartment complex?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:12 PM

6. Large-ish multi-story complex from description on WAVY live stream. nt

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:12 PM

5. Closer image of Mayfair Mews apt. complex:





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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:33 PM

8. Aerial view of apartment complex (PIC)



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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:51 PM

9. There's been talk of NAS Oceana being a possible problem for many years.

Years ago the area around NAS Oceana (where the F-18 was most likely from)was mostly farming country. But that's changed and even when I returned to Dam Neck, Va. for more schooling back in the 80's, I was amazed to see how much of the farmland had become suburbs. Even then I read articles and discussions about the possibility of an aircraft crashing into one of the newly built up areas around the naval airbase.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:05 PM

10. Well, as you know

The base came pretty close to being shut down a few years back...The NIMBYs have gotten pretty loud (but not as loud as the super hornets), and in spite of our teabaggy local politicians, they know our regional bread is buttered with a lot of "Big Gummitt" dollars thanks to the Pentagon...

Of course, this is the same teabaggy city council and business cronies who for two decades allowed commercial and residential development to spread unchecked around the base, in the face of good sense...

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