A Navy fighter jet crashed into a Virginia Beach, Va., apartment complex Friday, injuring at least seven people and leaving three others still unaccounted for, according to Reuters.
The F/A-18D jet “suffered a catastrophic mechanical malfunction” while conducting a training flight, according to the Pentagon.
Both pilots ejected from the jet before the aircraft hit the Mayfair Mews, damaging six buildings, Reuters reported. The Mews is a facility for the elderly, and is located less than two miles from Naval Air Station Oceana, where the Navy jet was based.
Four people were taken to the hospital to be treated. Both pilots were found conscious, and didn’t appear to have suffered major injuries, according to Reuters.
Responders were still searching for three residents of one of the Mayfair Mews’ buildings.
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