Navy jet crash: All safe after F/A-18 slams into apartment complex

The crash of a Navy F/A-18 in Vigrinia has once again put the service's aging fighter fleet back in the spotlight. As details emerge on how a Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach on

Retired Air Force Colonel John Marselus has flown several different fighter jets before, including an F/A-18. "We always try to do is, we are going to try and save that aircraft. We don't want to get any civilians hurt. And you are going to try and

Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET: Emergency crews extinguished fires and were combing rubble at a cluster of apartments in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday after a Navy F/A-18 jet crashed into the complex, destroying two buildings and

A Navy jet crashed in Virginia Beach and the two aviators aboard are believed to have ejected before the impact.

The F/A-18 E/F gun system is composed of a lightweight, six-barrel 20mm M61A2 Gatling gun equipped with a closed-loop rotary linkless feed system. The system has a maximum firing rate of up to 6000 shots per minute and serves as the aircraft's last