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-- alert on this navy jet crash in Virginia Beach welcome to a new hour of America live everyone I'm Megyn Kelly.
About two hours ago a navy jet crashed into an apartment building just a few miles from an air base in Virginia Beach.
The two pilots parachuted to safety we are told they are okay.
No word yet on specific injuries on the ground Trace Gallagher -- got some new details just into us now as we watch the stretchers.
Take a person off scene Trace.
And I wanna talk about that picture right there mega because that apparently was a woman who lived in that apartment complex she was taken from a wheelchair and placed into the stretcher now being taken away to a local hospital and there are reports that at least five other people on the ground.
Who apparently were inside that building have also been taken to a hospital their conditions so far.
If you look at the aerial views of this apartment complex it is absolutely devastating because it appears the complex which is filled with a 123 and four bedroom apartments there are at least three buildings by our count that are heavily damaged or destroyed.
The mayor of Virginia Beach just came out and said that firefighters were actually waiting for this toxic smoke to clear before they went into the building.
To see if there were any people any survivors anymore victims inside there.
And we're now getting reports of people that are coming home who live in this apartment complex they're coming home they're trying to get in and they're trying to find out if their loved ones or others may have been inside this apartment complex but as you might imagine they're not being allowed anywhere near the scene so we don't yet know because firefighters have not responded.
As the if there are more victims inside we talk about toxic smoke and consider this we're not just talking about the wood fire here we're talking about jet fuel.
And all -- And would fire all mixed up together which is why the firefighters simply cannot go inside and check this out right now we should also point out that the military has confirmed.
This was an FA eighteen.
It crashed we do not know the cause we do know that both pilots ejected safely.
Neither one has life threatening injuries though both are now being I've observed at a local hospital or at least being checked out.
Again the mayor is planning to give a press conference here coming up in the minutes ahead of the hours ahead.
And police will do the same but right now this -- the very fluid investigation and the information about the people inside which is most critical so far has not gotten back to us except for the five who had been taken to a local hospital but look at the smoke when this thing first began -- -- -- -- -- --
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