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Scenes from the aftermath of F-18 crash in Virginia

Two Navy pilots ejected from a fighter jet Friday, sending the unmanned plane careening into a Virginia Beach apartment complex and tearing the roof off at least one building that was engulfed in flames, officials said.

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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.

AP

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An F-18 military jet crashed into a residential area of Virginia Beach, Va., on April 6, 2012.

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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.

AP

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Smoke rises from the burning fuselage of an F/A-18 Hornet after the jet crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, April 6, 2012.

Caitlin Goforth/AP

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