Nightly News   |  July 02, 2012

Dual-engine failure caused jet crash

The F-18 Navy fighter jet that slammed into a Virginia Beach apartment complex in April experienced a very unusual malfunction when both the right and left engines suddenly failed. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> tonight we are learning what went wrong in that fiery crash last april when a navy fighter jet slammed into an apartment complex in virginia beach . the navy says both engines failed within moments of takeoff. the two-man crew was unable to regain control and ejected at the last second. miraculously, nobody on the ground was killed and tonight the navy says the pilot did everything by the book and it doesn't know what caused the exceedingly rare dual engine failure.