•   
  •   
  •   

US US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama

22:50  25 october  2020
22:50  25 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

2 USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors test positive for COVID 19

  2 USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors test positive for COVID 19 Two sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19, the same ship that experienced a mass outbreak this spring. A mass outbreak of novel coronavirus aboard the carrier this past spring affected a quarter of the ship's 5,000 sailors led the Navy to put in place procedures intended to limit any similar outbreaks aboard its ships at sea.

The US Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: 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. © 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.

Ross was an instructor pilot, the Navy statement said, while Garrett was identified as a student aviator.

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

Opinion: No reason to believe Alabama-Georgia II will end differently, nine other takeaways from Week 7

  Opinion: No reason to believe Alabama-Georgia II will end differently, nine other takeaways from Week 7 Alabama's offense chugs on. Georgia's QB situation needs attention. Is Heisman race already decided? And Arkansas' Twitter win among Week 7 takeaways.The more immediate issue was whether Alabama’s offense or Georgia’s defense was going to win the battle within the battle; which unit was going to muster a push at the point in the game where it was all up for grabs.

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

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

No civilians were injured in the crash, the Navy said Sunday. The incident is under investigation by the Navy and local authorities.

There are 245 T-6Bs based at the Navy's two aviation training bases, Naval Air Station Whiting Field, which is located 24 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida, and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. Six additional T-6B aircraft are stationed at the US Navy Test Pilot School in Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.

On Saturday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley expressed his condolences to Ross' and Garrett's families, saying in a tweet, "Today, we mourn the loss of our two fallen Shipmates who perished in yesterday's T-6B training crash in Foley, AL. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and our @USNavy teammates."

Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama odds: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 29-19 run .
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern on Thursday 10,000 times.Kickoff from Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Ga., is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Georgia Southern won last year's meeting 20-17 in double overtime at Mobile, Ala. The Eagles are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia Southern vs. South Alabama odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 51. Before making any South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

usr: 19
This is interesting!