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Jet crash apartment residents collect belongings

Thursday - 4/12/2012, 5:02pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Several residents of an apartment complex that was hit by a Navy jet have been allowed back into their homes to collect their belongings.

Fire officials escorted residents of nine apartments into their homes Thursday. Residents in dozens of others apartments weren't let in by fire officials because their homes were so badly damaged.

The Mayfair Mews apartment complex in Virginia Beach was struck by an F/A-18D Hornet last Friday shortly after it took off from nearby Naval Station Oceana.

Navy officials are investigating the cause of the crash and expect to complete debris removal by the end of the week.


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