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  • A T-6B Texas II aircraft, which was being used for training purposes, crashed in a residential neighborhood in Foley, Alabama, on Friday afternoon.
  • Both crew members on board died, and no civilian casualties have been reported, the US Navy said. The Navy is not yet releasing the crew members’ names.
  • The plane had flown from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida, a Navy spokeswoman told the¬†Associated Press.
  • The chief of Foley’s fire department told Business Insider that debris and fuel from the aircraft after the crash “appeared to have ignited” a family home and two passenger vehicles, and that the fire has since been extinguished.
  • The US Navy and Department of Defense are investigating the crash.

A US Navy training plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Alabama on Friday afternoon, killing both crew members on board.

The crash of the T-6B Texan II aircraft took place in the city of Foley around 5 p.m. local time, the US Navy said in a statement, adding that no civilian casualties have been reported.

The Navy did not name the crew members who were on board, saying it would do so until 24 hours after their next of kin are notified.

The plane had flown from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida, a Navy spokeswoman told the Associated Press. Foley is located about 40 miles from Foley.

The US Navy and the Department of Defense are investigating the crash, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office¬†tweeted. Business Insider has contacted the US Navy, Department of Defense, and the sheriff’s office for further comment. Read More

By Ian Dei

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