Everyone accounted for at Va. Beach complex where Navy jet crashed

Everyone accounted for at Va. Beach complex where Navy jet crashed

Credit: Khristina Dix

Fire at Mayfair Mews

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Posted on April 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 1:36 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH - Everyone's been accounted for at the apartment complex where an Oceana-based Navy jet crashed Friday afternoon. 

Battalion Chief Tim Riley says the three unaccounted for people are connected to vacant units at Mayfair Mews, so as of Saturday morning, there are no reports of missing people.

CBS News reported Saturday morning that those three people have been located and are fine.

That could change if, for instance, authorities did not know about a guest that had been staying in an apartment, Riley said.

Saturday morning, crews were transitioning efforts to focus on the investigation, he added.

Environmental cleanup specialists were going to the site to handle the debris, which authorities cautioned to stay clear of.

A day after the crash, residents were still stunned by what happened.

"I was home with my 8-year-old son Christian when the crash happened," said Khristina Dix. "We were terrified at the sound of the crash and felt our building shake. It really makes you think and count your blessings. My family is so thankful that we have an outstanding first responder crew in Virginia Beach. As far as sleep, we are still walking on pins and needles. We pray for the other families affected by this accident."

The emergency shelter at Birdneck Elementary School closed Saturday. City of Va. Beach officials say 26 people took shelter there following the crash, but those people are now staying elsewhere

 

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