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Two people dead after military T-38 jet en route to Tallahassee crashed near Alabama airport

Two people dead after military T-38 jet en route to Tallahassee crashed near Alabama airport

  • The nature of the crash is not clear and the victims have not been identified
  • The presence of Air Force response suggests victims were Air Force personnel
  • This is the second deadly military plane crash in Alabama in recent months
  • Columbus, Mississippi was the origin point of the flight before its tragic end

Two people are dead after a military jet crashed near the Montgomery Regional Airport in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday.

Little is known of the victims at this point, although they are presumed to be members of the military, as both of the fatalities were on board according to CBS42.

The names of the victims have not been released at this time.

The crash occurred around 5:30pm local time. 

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash out of their Birmingham office.

Pictured: The response to the plane crash that took place in Alabama on Friday night

Pictured: The response to the plane crash that took place in Alabama on Friday night

A plane crash near the Montgomery Regional Airport resulted in two deaths on Friday

A plane crash near the Montgomery Regional Airport resulted in two deaths on Friday

A plane crash near the Montgomery Regional Airport resulted in two deaths on Friday

Additionally, military officers stationed at the airport responded to the scene of the crash.

WSFA reports the crash didn’t happen at the airport, but in a wooden area close by to the airport.

Executive Airport Director Marshall Taggart Jr. told WSFA that no structures were hit by the plane, which crashed near a mobile home park.

Taggart also revealed the flight path of the jet, which originated in Columbus, Mississippi and was en route to Tallahassee, Florida. 

Fox News reports the plane was a two-seat T-38 jet, which is typically used in training by either the Air Force or the Navy.

The names of the victims haven't been released yet as the investigation commences

The names of the victims haven't been released yet as the investigation commences

The names of the victims haven’t been released yet as the investigation commences

WSFA reports vehicles sporting the emblem for the Air Force were seen arriving to the crash site.

There are Air Force bases located in both the city of origin and the destination.

The plane reportedly belong to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.

In October, 30-year-old US Navy Lieutenant Rhiannon Ross and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Ensign were killed in a plane crash in Foley, Alabama.

Pictured: A T-38 jet, the model being flown before crashing in Alabama on Friday

Pictured: A T-38 jet, the model being flown before crashing in Alabama on Friday

Pictured: A T-38 jet, the model being flown before crashing in Alabama on Friday

The crash missed structures on the ground, including a mobile home park nearby

The crash missed structures on the ground, including a mobile home park nearby

The crash missed structures on the ground, including a mobile home park nearby

Their T-6B Texan II training plane crashed into a residential neighborhood, setting a home and several cars on fire.

No injuries were reported on the ground.

An Air Force T-38 Talon supersonic jet trainer crashed near the Columbus Air Force Base in May 2018, though both pilots safely ejected from the plane.

In November 2019, two T-38 talon jets were involved in an incident during a training mission at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, which resulted in two deaths.


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