The crew of a US Navy plane was killed today when the two-seater plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Alabama, according to the US Navy.
The T-6B Texan II plane crashed in Foley, Alabama, around 5 p.m. CST today, the Navy said on its official Twitter account.
T-6B crash at Foley, AL:
A US Navy T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed in Foley, Alabama, around 5 p.m. CST today. The crew did not survive the accident. The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after notification of the next of kin.
– flynavy (@flynavy) October 24, 2020
A house and several cars caught fire after the plane crashed, but the US Navy said it “was not aware” of any civilian casualties on the ground. “We are not aware of any civilian casualties this time. The incident is currently under investigation. The Navy is cooperating fully with local authorities,” he said.
Firefighters were able to “stop the fire quickly,” Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said as quoted by local media.
The US Department of Defense and Navy will take charge of the investigation, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
Plane Crash Update: The plane involved in the crash will be a US Navy plane. No civilian was injured on the ground. DOD and Navy personnel will investigate and provide additional updates.
– British Columbia Sheriff’s Office (@ 1BC_SO) October 23, 2020