Unprecedented dual engine failure caused April Hornet crash
An unprecedented dual engine failure caused a Navy F/A-18D to crash into a Virginia Beach apartment building April 6, according to an article by The Navy Times.
Shortly after taking off from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., on a training flight, both of the jet’s engines malfunctioned, something that had never before occurred in a Hornet, the report said.
The aircrew safely ejected before the jet crashed into an area apartment building, destroying 27 units. No one was killed, but nine people were treated at a local hospital, the article said.
The cause of the malfunction has not been determined, but Navy officials said the crash was not caused by pilot error, the report said.
Source: The Navy Times