|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:37:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Safety buffers at southern Virginia air bases|
Following Virginia Beach crash, encroachment remains an issue Jet crash highlights need for safety buffers By Robert Brauchle Newport News Daily Press (VA) April 9, 2012Peninsula officials believe state and federal dollars should be earmarked to help increase safety buffers around local military air stations.
Their response comes after a F/A-18 Hornet with the VFA (Strike Fighter Squadron) 106 crashed shortly after noon Friday in Virginia Beach. The accident injured at least six people, including the two pilots who were able to eject from the jet before it crashed.
The jet went down northeast of Naval Air Station Oceana, in the courtyard of the Mayfair Mews apartment complex along Birdneck Road. The accident displaced at least 60 people, authorities have said.
Localities across the region have lobbied in recent years for state and federal funding to increase the size of safety buffers abutting the runways at Oceana and Langley Air Force Base in Hampton
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.dailypress.com/news/military/exclusive/dp-nws-virginia- beach-jet-encroachment-20120408,0,400994.story
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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