US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash


MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. (AP/NEXSTAR) — Authorities say a U.S. Navy training plane traveling from Florida has crashed in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Friday evening that the crash occurred in Magnolia Springs, which is southeast of Mobile.

Navy spokesman Zach Harrell told our sister station WKRG that both people in the T-6B Texan II training plane died Friday. The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after the next-of-kin notification.

It was not immediately clear what type of plane crashed or how many were on board. Navy officials say, however, that the crew did not survive.

Authorities say no one on the ground was hurt but a home in the area was on fire.

The fire was fully extinguished and there were no reported injuries to the residents of the home. However, the home and vehicles were massively damaged.

The sheriff’s office say the U.S. Department of Defense and the Navy were set to handle the investigation.


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