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Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross from Wixom, Michigan Identified as the second person involved and Died in Navy flight that Crashed in an Alabama neighborhood.
Ross, 30, an instructor pilot, and Garrett, 24, a student aviator, took off from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, on a training flight.
“Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten. May they rest in peace,” the Navy said in a news release Sunday.
A Navy spokesman says the two-person crew were on a routine training flight out of Milton, Florida.
A Coast Guard officer has been identified as one who died in the plane crash on Friday. Ensign Morgan Garrett of Waxhaw, North Carolina, was in the U.S Coast Guard. Waxhaw is located south of Charlotte.
Photos show smoke billowing from a home and at least two vehicles in the subdivision in Foley, Alabama on the Gulf Coast where the T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed around 5 p.m. Friday.
No one on the ground was injured.
In a news release early Sunday afternoon, the Navy identified the other crew member as Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Michigan. A spokesman for Commander, Naval Air Forces said the Navy is not releasing any other information at this time.
In a post Sunday on the Facebook page of Chief of Naval Air Training, the commander of Training Squadron 2, part of Training Wing 5 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida, expressed his sorrow.
Doerbirds and supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that I share the loss of two of our squadron members Friday evening: LT Rhiannon Ross and ENS Morgan Garrett. During a training mission, their T-6B crashed into a residential area near Foley, AL. We are thankful no one on the ground was injured, but sadly neither crew member survived. Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family members who have suffered this tremendous loss. I cannot express the devastation we all feel at this time. I’d like to personally thank all of the support we have received from family, friends and colleagues from all over. I encourage everyone to take care of each other and the families directly affected by this tragedy as we navigate through the healing process.
Sincerely,Wes Barnes/VT-2 CO
“I cannot express the devastation we all feel at this time,” wrote Cmdr. Wes Barnes, CO of the “Doerbirds.”
“I’d like to personally thank all of the support we have received from family, friends and colleagues from all over. I encourage everyone to take care of each other and the families directly affected by this tragedy as we navigate through the healing process.”