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1 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012

2 Oceana Naval Air Station located on 5,916 acres within the City of Virginia Beach 290,000 take-offs and landings per year 6,000,000 take-offs and landings since last off-site mishap FA-18/D carrying one student pilot and one instructor pilot

3 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 F-18-D, 56 feet long, Wingspan 40 feet, Weight 37,000 pounds Flight Lasted 97 Seconds Carried 11,000 pounds of JP-5 / 1,617 gallons FA-18/D carrying one student pilot and one instructor pilot No Ammunition on Board They were going on a training flight, 120 miles off the coast

4 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Loud explosion…Navy airplane hit apartment building…saw the pilot come out…cannot see injuries at this time Saw parachute in the area and then something exploded in the area of Birdneck Road near Marabou Adult male said he wanted to let us know Birdneck Village is on fire and we might need some fire trucks Complainant said the pilot landed on her patio…he is still out there…is conscious…her neighbors are out there helping him, she was told to evacuate but says hes still on her patio 12:06:32

5 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Result: Plumes of black smoke filled the air A Navy FA-18D jet lie burning on the ground Apartment buildings were burning 7 People injured, 4 transported (BLS) Sunny, 50s, Winds NNE at 11 gusting to 32 Witness statements are many and varied:

6 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012

7 Mayfair Mews Apartment Complex

8 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Front Entrance Mayfair Mews April 6, 2012 Front Entrance Mayfair Mews 2010

9 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, :09:44 – First Fire Unit Arrives On Scene Units on Scene Included: 11 Engines 6 Ladder Trucks 2 Fire Squads 1 Navy Crash Truck 5 Ambulances 3 Zone Cars Mutual Aid Assist From the Cities of: Norfolk Chesapeake Portsmouth

10 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, :35:04 – 1 st Pilot Located 12:36:54 Firefighter is with 2 nd Pilot

11 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Division A

12 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Tail Section In Courtyard View from Side B

13 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, th Street Division / B-Side of complex

14 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, :31:59 Per Birdneck Command…Primary complete in areas they can enter… FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL.

15 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Graphic courtesy of The Virginian Pilot

16 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012

17 Unified Command

18 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Facilities Provided for Extended Operations FEMA USAR Cache Virginia Task Force 2

19 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Foam Application to Reduce Airborne Contaminants

20 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Bowling-Alley Wax Application Sealing Carbon Fibers

21 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Decon Support Jet Fuel Carbon Fibers

22 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Aftermath Investigation Remediation

23 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Family Assistance 8 Pets Reunited Medications/Wallets/IDs Family Heirlooms Reunited All Families Assigned a FF & Navy Chaplin

24 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 EPA Continually Monitored Air Quality Storm-Water Drains Inspected with Camera Soil Testing Performed Contaminated Soil Removed New Soil Brought In Remaining Residences Dusted/HEPA Vacuumed Individual Apartments Swab Tested Refrigerators Emptied HVAC Systems Tested for Particulates and Cleaned

25 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Strengths: Cooperative training between the Military and the VBFD Off-Site Training – April 2010 & December 2011 All Hands Training February 2012

26 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Strengths: Extensive Training in Command Management and Suppression Activities Early Development of Section Chiefs, Divisions and Groups Level-Headed Decision Making by Company Officers to Overcome Obstacles

27 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Strengths: Early Unified Command Rapid Arrival of Resources Effective, Efficient Communication of Direction and Orders Exemplary Radio Discipline by Fire Department Personnel

28 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Estimated Water Flow: 7,000 gallons per minute Apparatus Flow Rates: E-11 – 900 gpm L-08 – 1,900 gpm L-11 – 1,000 gpm L-16 – 1,000 gpm E-16 – 300 gpm L-09 – 1,000 gpm E-12 – 300 gpm (hand lines and supplying L09) Secondary Water Sources: Bluebird/Birdneck – 1,000 gpm Chinquapin/Birdneck – 1,000 gpm Waterfront Dr – 1,000 gpm If Fire Moved South or East 23 rd /C Ave – 1,000 gpm B St – 1,000 gpm

29 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Fire Police EMS Sheriff Animal Control City Managers Office Mayors Office Emergency Management Human Services Public Works Public Utilities Preservation and Code Enforcement Planning Permits Risk Management Occupational Health and Safety Commissioner of the Revenue Schools ComIT VBTV City Garage ECCS 911/311 Housing Virginia Beach City Agencies:

30 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Virginia State and Federal Agencies: Governors Office State Police DMV and Vital Records State Office of Homeland Security Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Health Department Medical Examiners Office Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State and Federal Senators and Congressmen US Navy, CNO, Fleet Forces, AIRLANT, numerous Commands Navy JAG and NCIS

31 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, 2012 Areas for Improvement: Personnel Issues: Maintaining Crew Integrity Scene Concerns: Police Blocking Hydrants; Congestion Due to Personal and Emergency Vehicles Equipment Concerns: Interoperability of Radios; Cell and Landline Phones; Ready-Reserve Fleet Equipment Dispatch Concerns: Alarms Not Correctly Filled Safety Concerns: Decon, Personnel Not Following PPE Orders; Unsafe Buildings; Establishment of RIT

32 FA-18D Jet Crash Virginia Beach, VA April 6, Days Later 920 Tons of Construction Debris Removed 659 Tons Concrete Recycled 1,090 Tons of Contaminated Soil Removed (70 dump- trucks) Utilities Restored EPA Ruled Contaminate Free Residents Returned May 10

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