You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

6 of 7 F/A-18D crash victims are now home

Apr. 6, 2012 - 06:44PM   |   Last Updated: Apr. 6, 2012 - 06:44PM  |  
Blood-covered F/A-18 Hornet pilot apologized for c...
Blood-covered F/A-18 Hornet pilot apologized for c...: A Virginia Beach, Va., resident says a blood-covered Navy pilot told her, 'I'm sorry I destroyed your home' as he was loaded into an ambulance. (Reuters; April 6, 2012)
  • Filed Under
Virginia Beach, Va., firefighters work the site of a F/A-18D Hornet crash on April 6 in Virginia Beach. (L. Todd Spencer / The (Norfolk, Va.) Virginian-Pil)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Six of the seven people injured when a fighter jet crashed into a Virginia apartment complex have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital spokesman Dale Gauding said one of pilots remains hospitalized, hours after a student and instructor crashed shortly after takeoff.

About 40 apartments were damaged or destroyed in the crash, emergency officials said. No fatalities have been reported, but officials said they still have not accounted for all the residents.

Fleet Forces Command spokesman Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber said that while the jet dumped loads of fuel, avoiding what could have been a large explosion, it's not clear if that was intentional. It's possible the fuel was dumped because of a malfunction on the plane, Weisgerber said.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Go mustang
LDO and warrant careers offer more authority, a pay hike and big retirement payout

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook