FA18D Jet Crash in Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

• • • • 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

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

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

12:06:32

“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 he’s still on her patio”

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

Sunny, 50s, Winds NNE at 11 gusting to 32 Witness statements are many and varied: 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)

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

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

Mayfair Mews Apartment Complex

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

Front Entrance Mayfair Mews April 6, 2012

FA-18D Jet Crash ∙ Virginia Beach, VA ∙ April 6, 2012 12:09:44 – 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

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

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Pilot Located 12:36:54 “Firefighter is with 2

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

Division A

Tail Section In Courtyard View from Side B

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

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

24 th Street Division / B-Side of complex

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

14:31:59

“Per Birdneck Command…Primary complete in areas they can enter… FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL.”

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

Graphic courtesy of The Virginian Pilot

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

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

Unified Command

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

Facilities Provided for Extended Operations FEMA USAR Cache Virginia Task Force 2

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

Foam Application to Reduce Airborne Contaminants

Sealing Carbon Fibers

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

Bowling-Alley Wax Application

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

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Decon Support Jet Fuel Carbon Fibers

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

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Aftermath

Investigation Remediation

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

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

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

Strengths: •

Cooperative training between the Military and the VBFD

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Off-Site Training – April 2010 & December 2011 All Hands Training February 2012

Strengths:

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

• 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

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

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

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If Fire Moved South or East 23 rd /C Ave – 1,000 gpm B St – 1,000 gpm

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

Virginia Beach City Agencies:

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Fire Police EMS Sheriff Animal Control City Manager’s Office Mayor’s Office Emergency Management Human Services Public Works Public Utilities Preservation and Code Enforcement

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Planning Permits Risk Management Occupational Health and

Safety Commissioner of the

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Revenue Schools ComIT VBTV City Garage ECCS 911/311 Housing

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

Virginia State and Federal Agencies:

Governor’s 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 Examiner’s Office

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

State and Federal Senators and Congressmen

US Navy, CNO, Fleet Forces, AIRLANT, numerous Commands

Navy JAG and NCIS

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

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34 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

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

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