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US US Navy aircraft crashes in Alabama, setting a home on fire

03:51  24 october  2020
03:51  24 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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A US Navy aircraft crash southeast of Mobile, Alabama , has resulted in the death of at least two people, according to statements provided by local authorities.

They were flying home to Oxford, Mississippi when crash occurred. Three married couples died when a small aircraft flying from Florida to Oxford, Mississippi, developed engine problems and crashed on Sunday morning while trying to land in Alabama , authorities said.

a car parked on the side of a road: The plane crashed just outside of Mobile, Alabama. © WPMI The plane crashed just outside of Mobile, Alabama.

A home is on fire after a US Navy aircraft crashed in a small town in Alabama on Friday.

The crash occurred Friday evening in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, outside of Mobile. No civilians on the ground were injured, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, which identified the plane involved in the crash as being a US Navy aircraft.

CNN reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration, which had no further comment.

The Defense Department and Navy personnel will be handling the investigation and are expected to provide further updates, Baldwin County said.

CNN has reached out to the US Navy for more information.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.

US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama .
The US Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama. © US Navy The US Navy identified the two-person aircrew killed in a crash Friday in Foley, Alabama, as US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett (left) and US Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross. In a news release Sunday, the Navy identified the victims as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, from Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina.

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