Navy flying instructor and student killed in a plane crash during military training flight

Rest in Peace and thank you for your service.


A training plane that took off from Florida crashed down in a residential neighborhood in Foley, Alabama. Sadly, the two pilots lost their lived. Besides a house being damaged after the plane fell down and exploded and several vehicle being crashed, no civilians were injured.

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Navy instructor pilot Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, and her student, Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, were on the training flight at the time of the accident. Navy officials are currently investigating but the reasons for the crash still remain unknown. The plane, Navy T-6B Texan II aircraft, could be controlled from either of its two seats.

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The Navy issued a statement expressing their condolences to the families of the killed pilots and wrote, “Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten.”

“Local and Navy emergency personnel responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure the safety of the local community,” they added.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the tragically killed pilots. Rest in Peace and thank you for your service.