Navy Identifies Aircrew in Southern Alabama Crash

October 25, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person aircrew killed in a crash Friday in Foley, Alabama, as U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30 years old from Wixom, Michigan, and U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24 years old from Weddington, North Carolina.

A U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in a residential area of Foley at approximately 5 p.m. CDT Oct. 23. No civilians were injured as a result of the crash.

201023-N-N0436-1002 MILTON, Fla. (Date unknown) — U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, a student naval aviator. Garrett and Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, an instructor pilot, died Oct. 23, 2020 when their T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in Foley, Alabama. (Courtesy photo)

Local and Navy emergency personnel responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure the safety of the local community. The Navy is working with local authorities to investigate the incident.

Ross, an instructor pilot, and Garrett, a student aviator, took off from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, on a routine training flight. Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten.

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