A Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia just after take off. The Navy believes the crash on Friday was a “catastrophic” engine failure that caused the crash.
Several people were injured in Friday’s crash, including two pilots, who managed to eject. Governor Bob McDonnell issued a statement calling Friday’s jet crash an “Easter Miracle” and said the “very best of Virginia was on display.” The governor says the “amazing” news of no deaths followed acts of bravery and selflessness, including neighbors rushing to help neighbors and civilians pulling the pilots to safety.
The U.S. Navy will compensate those person affected by Friday’s fiery jet crash starting today.
“We are committed to doing the right thing to address the needs of these families, who through no fault of their own have endured an incredible hardship,” said Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic region. “We owe it to everyone affected by Friday’s accident to help them get their life back together.”
The Navy reports that initial payments of $2,300 per person will be distributed to cover housing, meals, and clothing. The amount will increase for additional family members.