VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP/ WAVY) - The Navy has finished removing all aircraft components and debris from the site of last week's jet crash. Movers were also brought in to start moving the belongings of residents whose homes were damaged.
Professional movers arrived at Mayfair Mews apartments on Friday, a week after an F/A-18D Hornet crashed shortly after taking off from nearby Naval Air Station Oceana. The crash caused several apartment buildings to catch on fire. Fire officials say more than two dozen apartments are a total loss. Residents of those apartments will be let in on Saturday to search for any mementos that may have survived.
The belongings of residents in nine apartments whose homes were damaged but not completely destroyed are being moved into storage or into their new homes. Residents of another 28 untouched units are being kept out until utilities are restored.
The Navy is also conducting a Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN) investigation, which is standard practice in events that "result in injury and extensive damage to property." The information found in this report doesn't contain privileged information and is typically released. JAGMAN's are also generally completed within 30 days, but they can take longer.
The aircraft components and debris were taken to NAS Oceana for examination, a press release states. Commander Phil Rosi says the Navy has begun restoration of the crash site.
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