Navy flying instructor and student killed in plane crash on routine training flight – rest in peace

A Navy flying instructor and Coast Guard student have died in a military plane crash in Alabama.

The Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in a residential area of Foley killing the two women on board on Friday, as per ABC News citing Navy officials.

Navy instructor pilot Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, was on the routine training flight out of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida, with her student, Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, when the incident happened.

Navy says trainer aircraft crash Friday in Alabama killed Navy instructor,  Coast Guard student - Navy - Stripes
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The aircraft that Ross, from Michigan and Garrett from North Carolina, were flying did cause damage to a house and several vehicles when it crashed but no civilians were injured.

“Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten,” the Navy statement said.

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Posted by Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) on Sunday, October 25, 2020

Officials have not confirmed the cause of Friday’s crash, but say the incident is being investigated.

“Local and Navy emergency personnel responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure the safety of the local community,” the Navy said in a statement.

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My heart goes out to the families of these two women. They are heroes and their devotion to their country will never be forgotten.

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