The Navy has confirmed that a Navy F18 jet has crashed in Virgina Beach this afternoon. According to the Navy, the two airmen who were in the jet were safely ejected from the plane before it crashed and no injuries have been reported. The cause of the crash is still unknown, stay tuned for details. Read more below.


The Navy confirms to that an F18 jet has crashed in Virgnia Beach Friday afternoon.

Grazia Moyers, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department, told just before 12:30 p.m. what police believe is a military aircraft has gone down.

Commander Rosi with the Navy told the plane was an F18 Strike fighter squadron 106. Rosi added two aircrew safely ejected from the plane that was based in Oceana.

Further information is not available at this time.

Police are responding to the scene at this time and will assist the military and the State Police, Moyer added.

Virginia State Police have shut down Interstate 264 at Laskin Road in both directions, Sgt. Anaya with the VSP said.

Virginia Department of Transportation traffic cameras show thick, black smoke rising from the Birdneck Road area Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. has a crew on the way to the scene and will have more as soon as it comes in.