A fighter jet that crashed into an apartment building in Virginia’s most populous city destroyed several homes but seems to have miraculously claimed no lives.
Fire officials said today they are “95 percent certain we have everybody accounted for.”
Seconds after takeoff, the student pilot and instructor were forced to shut down one engine on their F/A-18 Hornet after noticing a fuel leak.
The crew began dumping fuel by pumping it over the side to keep the plane light enough to fly, but were forced to eject moments before the plane slammed into an apartment building at 12:05 p.m. Friday.
The crew followed the appropriate procedures, shutting down the engine with the leak, a military source told ABC News military and aviation consultant Stephen Ganyard.
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