Video Catches F-18 Crash From Feet Away


Newly released footage of the non-fatal F-18 crash at a Virginia Beach apartment complex last April captures the jet’s last moments as an instantaneous grey streak on film, but the camera’s proximity conveys much more. The video was collected from a security camera at Mayfair Mews Apartments where the jet crashed through two buildings on April 6 after a malfunction led the crew to eject. The footage shows the fighter, the explosion on impact and the aftermath, sometimes indirectly and literally from feet away, with debris blowing past. This will, hopefully, be the closest you’ll ever get to a jet crash.

See also AVweb’s prior coverage.