Navy Trainer Aircraft Crash

| October 24, 2020


T-6B Texan

Sad news, a Navy T-6B Texan aircraft ahs crashed in Alabama yesterday, killing both crewmembers. Fortunately no one else was injured.

KoB sends.

Navy plane crashes into Alabama neighborhood, killing both crewmen

Aircraft is a “tandem-seat, turboprop trainer”
By Paul Best

A U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed in Foley, Ala., on Friday, killing both crewmembers on board.

The aircraft that crashed around 5 p.m. local time was “a tandem-seat, turboprop trainer used to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots,” according to the Navy.

There are about 250 of the aircraft in use.

The plane hit a house and two cars, according to FOX 10 of Mobile, but the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that no civilians were injured in the crash.

The names of the crewmen who died will not be released for 24 hours after the families are notified, according to the Navy.

Fair winds and following seas, Aviators. Read the rest here: Fox News

Thanks, KoB.

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  1. MarineDad61 says:

    Doubly sad,
    because only days ago,
    an unprecedented milestone of Navy and Marine aviation safety
    had been achieved, and recognized.
    From the story –
    [For the first time in recorded naval aviation history,
    the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps closed out the previous fiscal year
    without a single aviation-related fatality in either service.]

    https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2386460/navy-marine-corps-reach-unprecedented-milestone/

    • MarineDad61 says:

      (Disclosure) – I visited this base,
      NAS Whiting Field (Florida), 18 months ago,
      while my son was there on TDY for Bell 206 helicopter training.
      He did his T-6B training beforehand at NAS Corpus Christi, TX,
      and returned to NAS CC for subsequent T-44 (twin prop) training.

      Yes, these hit hard on ALL aviator parents,
      as news can become nationwide
      (in this case, by police and fire departments)
      before parents are officially notified.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Initial parental reporting online (unconfirmed, of course)
      is that the T-6B trainee is a female 2019 graduate of the
      US Coast Guard Academy.
      RIP x2.

  2. Old tanker says:

    Fair skies and tailwinds forever to the crew.

  3. KoB says:

    Godspeed and Fare Well Aviators. May His Peace bring His Comfort to the Families and Squadron Mates.

    More proof that the Warrior doesn’t have to be in a War to cash that blank check that was signed.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    “soaring above the clouds”

  5. Graybeard says:

    God comfort the families and friends.

  6. Sparks says:

    May God comfort their families now.

  7. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    “…..and touched the face of God…..”

    God speed.

  8. MarineDad61 says:

    Names released today.
    More photos in this article,
    of both female pilots, and the crash scene.

    US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, of Waxhaw, NC
    US Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Michigan.

    RIP x2.

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/10/25/coast-guard-member-among-crew-killed-in-navy-plane-crash-in-residential-neighborhood/