WASHINGTON DC [US], OCTOBER 24: A U.S. Naval training plane crash in the southern U.S. state of Alabama on Friday has killed two crew members, according to the US Navy.
The Navy took to its official Twitter handle and wrote, “The T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed in Foley, Alabama, at approximately 5 p.m. CST today. The aircrew did not survive the crash.”
T-6B Crash in Foley, AL:
A U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed in Foley, Alabama, at approximately 5 p.m. CST today. The aircrew did not survive the crash. The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after the next-of-kin notification.
— flynavy (@flynavy) October 24, 2020
“No civilians were injured on the ground,” the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.
Update plane crash: The plane involved in the crash is going to be a US Naval aircraft. No civilians were injured on the ground. DOD and Navy personnel will be handling the investigation and will provide further updates.
— BC Sheriff’s Office (@1BC_SO) October 23, 2020
However, a house and several cars caught fire after the two-seater plane crashed.
Talking to local news outlets, Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said that responders encountered a “large volume of fire” from a home, and firefighters were able to make “a quick stop on the fire.”