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Navy Compensating Those Affected By Va. Jet Crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Navy officials are starting to provide compensation to those affected when a military jet crashed into a Virginia Beach apartment complex.

Navy representatives opened a legal office at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy on Monday for affected residents to drop off forms and pick up their checks.

Initial payments start at $2,300 for an individual resident, with more going to residents with families. The information center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week.

Residents aren't being permitted back into the apartment complex until the cleanup is complete, but should talk with on-site fire officials about valuables. Residents' towed cars were available for pickup Monday.

Dozens of apartment units were destroyed when the F/A-18D Hornet careened into the Mayfair Mews apartment complex, but no one died.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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