The U.S. Navy identifies a crew killed in a training plane crash in southern Alabama

In Sunday’s press releaseThe Navy identified the victims as Marine Lieutenant Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Insane Morgan Jarrett of Widington, North Carolina.

The Navy statement said Ross was a trained pilot, while Jarrett was identified as a student pilot.

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

The Navy said Ross and Jarrett took off on a Navy T-6B Texan II training plane from Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, on Friday for a routine training flight.

The plane crashed at around 5 p.m. Cairo time (6 p.m. ET) in a residential area in Foley, Alabama, about 30 miles southeast of Mobile by air and about 45 miles from NAS Whiting Field.

The Navy announced Sunday that no civilians were injured, the accident is under investigation by the Navy and local authorities.

The 245 T-6B is located at the Navy’s two flight training bases, the Naval Air Station Whiting Field, which is located 24 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida, and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. Six additional T-6Bs are stationed at the US Navy Experimental School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.

On Saturday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, expressed his condolences to the families of Ross and Garrett, Saying in a tweetToday, we regret the loss of our ship colleagues who died in a T-6B training accident yesterday in Foley, AL. Our thoughts and prayers are to their families and colleagues on the USNavy team.
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