2 crew members die when a naval plane crashes in Alabama


Pensacola, Fl

Maritime authorities said two crew members were killed when a Navy plane crashed southeast of Mobile, Alabama.

A US Navy T-6B Texan II training plane crashed near Foley,

“No civilians were injured on the ground,” Baldwin County Police Office said.

Navy officials said the names of the dead aircraft members would not be revealed until their families were notified.

Navy Air Force spokesman Commander. Zachary Harrell said the flight took off from Whiting Field Naval Air Force Base near Milton, Florida, which is about a 90-minute drive northeast of the crash area, the Navi Times reported.

The newspaper reported that while officials have not confirmed which unit the plane belongs to, Air Training Wing 5 is located in Whiting Field.

Officials said that the plane collided with a house and two cars. The accident happened near Magnolia School in Magnolia Springs, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officials with the Baldwin County School System said the school was not affected by the accident.

Multiple fire units have been dispatched to the area.

The fire was completely extinguished, but the house and vehicles were severely damaged.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on board.

The mayor’s office said the US Department of Defense and Navy will deal with the investigation.


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