I-264 shut down in both directions at LaskinUpdated: Friday, 06 Apr 2012, 1:50 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 06 Apr 2012, 12:28 PM EDT
[*][url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Rachel West[/url] [/*][/list] VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - 1:48 p.m. - One westbound lane of Interstate 264 has reopened at Laskin Road after the Naval jet crash.
The Navy confirms to WAVY.com that an F-18 jet has crashed in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon.
Moyers, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department, told
WAVY.com just before 12:30 p.m. what police believe is a military
aircraft went down. Cmdr. Phil Rosi with Naval Air Forces
Atlantic told WAVY.com the plane was an F-18 with Strike Fighter
Squadron 106 that crashed just after noon. Rosi added two aircrew safely
ejected from the plane that was based at Naval Air Station Oceana. Sentara
Healthcare says one pilot is at Sentara Virginia Beach General
Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Moyer
told WAVY.com officers were going door to door at the Mayfair Mews
Apartments off of Fleming Drive in Virginia Beach to see if any
residents are inside their homes. Further information is not available at this time.
Police have responded to the scene at this time and will assist the military and the State Police, Moyer added.
Virginia State Police have shut down Interstate 264 at Laskin Road in both directions, Sgt. Anaya with the VSP said.
Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed thick, black smoke
rising from the Birdneck Road area Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. WAVY.com has a crew on the scene and will have more as soon as it comes in.
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