Folks allowed back to apartment complex after Navy jet crash

Posted at 6:12 PM, Apr 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-12 18:12:38-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTVR) – People whose apartments were damaged last Friday after a Navy F-18 jet crashed into their apartment complex were allowed to return home to gather their belongings Thursday.

Doreen Davidson , one of the folks who lived at the apartment, was emotional and remembered the complex as a beautiful place to live.

Still, she said she feels lucky to have been able to return home to gather her belongings.

"There's a lot of glass. My pictures all fell off the wall," said Davidson. "Other than that, my bed is made. My bedroom is all dusty, but I could have lived in there."

Davidson was also able to grab an earn containing her parents ashes. She also said she managed to get her cat out.

Another woman did not find much damage inside her unit. In fact, she was surprised to find the plates inside her china cabinet were not even get damaged.

Officials said any large items inside the apartments that residents cannot moved, will be hauled away and stores by the Navy.

The Navy is also continuing to pay for those displaced tenants to stay at a hotel until they can find a new place to live.

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