Yesterday, a Navy F-18 crashed in Virginia Beach, VA. and based on the article below, you could tell why the plane went down.
From the Huffington Post:
A 12-ton Navy jet loaded with tons of diesel fuel crashes in a spectacular fireball into a big apartment complex, scattering plane parts and wiping out some 40 units. How is it that everyone survived?
The mayor of Virginia Beach could only call it a "Good Friday miracle" and pilots marveled at how a failed training flight that engulfed buildings in flames managed to crash without killing anyone. The student pilot, his instructor and five on the ground were hurt, but all were out of the hospital by Saturday.
The plane was loaded with tons of diesel fuel? If the tons of fuel didn't bring the plane down because of overloading, then the diesel fuel would have as the plane uses aviation fuel which is basically kerosene. The plane also carries less than 3 tons of fuel.
Hopefully, no one was killed in the accident and I am glad the pilots ejected safely.