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Navy begins moving belongings of jet crash victims

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has started moving the belongings of residents whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into an apartment complex courtyard.

Professional movers arrived at Mayfair Mews apartments on Friday, a week after an F/A-18D Hornet crashed shortly after taking off from nearby Naval Air Station Oceana. The crash caused several apartment buildings to catch on fire. Fire officials say more than two dozen apartments are a total loss. Residents of those apartments will be let in on Saturday to search for any mementos that may have survived.

The belongings of residents in nine apartments whose homes were damaged but not completely destroyed are being moved into storage or into their new homes. Residents of another 28 untouched units are being kept out until utilities are restored.