(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
[UPDATED: MONDAY 4/9/12 @ 3:45 AM ET]
Everyone has been found this morning after a Navy plane crashed into an apartment complex Friday in Virginia Beach, VA. The two pilots ejected just before the plane went down. One landed on a mans front porch.
Residents said they smelt jet fuel in the air. Officails said, the plane suffered a “catastrophic mechanical malfunction” and the plane dumped the jet fuel just before crashing. The malfunction is being investigated. the plane carried a student pilot and an experianced intructor.
The two pilots, a Virginia Beach police officer, an EMS volunteer and three other people were treated at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. One of the pilots was admitted, while the other six patients were released.
The plane, which wasn’t carrying live ordnance, crashed 2.2 miles from the runway of Naval Air Station Oceana, a senior Defense Department official told CNN.
Residents said they hears a loud boom and say parashoots hanging. There are no reports of deaths.