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VB Mayor Issues Statement On Jet Crash Anniversary

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms is marking the anniversary of when a Navy jet crashed into an apartment complex.
    
No one was killed when the F/A-18D Hornet crashed into the Mayfair Mews apartment complex, although the impact destroyed 27 apartments, displaced dozens and injured seven.
    
A Navy investigation found that a rare dual-engine failure caused the jet to crash shortly after taking off from a nearby base.
    
Navy officials say the jet's two-man crew ejected at the last second possible to survive, 50 feet above ground.
    
Sessoms said in a statement Friday the fact that nobody died was the result of the community working together. He's calling for the city to celebrate the spirit of community that turned a tragic event into what he's calling a Good Friday miracle.

 

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