A Navy photo shows a T-6B Texan II aircraft taxiing at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.

NAS WHITING FIELD, Fla. – A U.S. Navy training plane from Naval Air Station Whiting Field crashed at approximately 5 p.m. Friday in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, killing both crew members on board, according to Commander Zach Harrell, a spokesman for the office of the commander of Naval Air Forces.

The Navy “is not aware of any civilian casualties at this time,” according to a brief statement on the Naval Air Forces’ Facebook page, and the “Navy is cooperating fully with local authorities.” The aircraft that crashed was a T-6B Texan II training plane.

According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama, no civilians on the ground were injured, although a home in the area did catch fire as a result of the crash.

The names of the two air crew members were not immediately available Friday night, and “will not be released until 24 hours after the next-of-kin notification,” according to the Facebook post.



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