All apartment residents found alive in Virginia Beach F-18 jet crash


National Post | News

WASHINGTON – All residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Virginia that was destroyed when a U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed into it on Friday have been accounted for, and everyone injured have been discharged from a hospital, rescue officials said on Saturday.

Many residents are now seeking somewhere to live after spending last night in a Red Cross shelter, officials said.

“Everyone has been accounted for” at the Mayfair Mews complex in Virginia Beach, the city’s fire Chief Tim Riley told Reuters, after crews had searched into the night for three missing residents since the crash. “We are not actively looking for anyone.”

The crash injured seven people in all, including both crew members, and damaged six buildings. A navy official said on Saturday afternoon that an aviator who had spent the night in the hospital has now been discharged.

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