RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon following news of the crash of an F-18 fighter jet in the Birdneck Road area of Virginia Beach.
“We are taking all possible steps at the state level to provide immediate resources and assistance to those impacted by the crash of an F-18 fighter jet in Virginia Beach. In the past half hour I have spoken to Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms several times and informed him that all Commonwealth resources are available to him as the community responds to this breaking situation. We are monitoring events carefully as they unfold and State Police resources are now on the scene. Our fervent prayer is that no one was injured or killed in this accident.”