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Two dead after Navy plane crashes in Alabama

Two dead after Navy plane crashes in Alabama
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Two crew members were killed after a Navy plane crashed Friday in Alabama, authorities announced.

Officials said the crash involved a Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft and occurred near Foley, Ala.

“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,” U.S. Naval Air Forces said in a statement.

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“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn two of our pilots who lost their lives during an aircraft crash in Alabama today. Our deepest sympathy goes to their family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Shipmates. We have the watch,” the chief of naval training added on its Facebook page. 

The names of the deceased service members will not be released until their families are notified of their deaths.

Authorities have not released any information on what caused the crash. The Pentagon and Navy personnel will be in charge of investigating the incident.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said no civilians were injured on the ground. A house and several vehicles were damaged in the crash, Joey Darby, Foley's fire chief, told Birmingham ABC affiliate WBMA.