VIRGINIA BEACH -- An Oceana-based Navy F-18 Hornet crashed just after take-off and the two pilots ejected.
The Navy confirms it happened around 12:05 p.m. local time Friday. The jet struck the Mayfair Mews apartments causing a large fire.
A witness told WVEC News he saw the jet flying low, then heard lound "pop, pop, pop sounds" and then heard the crash.
Navy officials say the F/A-18 D Hornet -- a two-seater jet belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron 106 crashed, but it's not clear what caused it to go down.
Officials say the pilots have been taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
VFA-106 serves as the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. It's mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Replacement Pilots and Weapon Systems Officers to support fleet commitments.