A US navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed on Friday in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both crew on board, authorities said.
Zach Harrell, a naval air forces spokesperson, said both people in the T-6B Texan II training plane died. No injuries were reported on the ground.
The Foley fire chief, Joey Darby, said responders encountered a “large volume of fire” with a home and several cars engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to make “a quick stop on the fire”.
The crash occurred south-east of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. Darby called the neighbourhood a “heavily populated” residential area. No firefighters were injured.
The plane had flown out of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, about 30 miles (48.28km) north-east of Pensacola, Florida, said Julie Ziegenhorn, a navy spokeswoman.
The US Department of Defense and the navy were set to handle the investigation, the Baldwin county sheriff’s office said.