Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartment building

Emergency personnel gather at the scene of a jet crash Friday in Virginia Beach, Va. AP photo Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a

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

Credit: AP By: ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | AP A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectacular crash that sent flames and black smoke billowing from the rubble.

RAW VIDEO: US Military Aircraft Crashes in Virgini: A US F-18 naval jet crashed in Virginia Beach. RAW VIDEO: US Military Aircraft Crashes in Virgini The Associated Press The burning fuselage of an F/A-18 Hornet lies smoldering after crashing

Photo: AP / AP In this image made from video and provided by WVEC TV, smoke billows near an apartment complex where a Navy jet crashed in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, March 6, 2012. The F/A-18 Hornet crashed into the apartment building, officials said,