A US Navy trainer plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Alabama, causing a large fire and killing the two pilots on board.
No civilians were injured in the crash, the US Air Force said in a statement on Facebook.
“Navy personnel are on scene and are cooperating with local authorities to secure the area and ensure the safety of the local community,” the statement said.
The crash happened on Friday just before 5 p.m. after a U.S. Navy T-68 Texan II crashed at Foley, about 11 miles north of Gulf Shores on the state’s Gulf Coast.
Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby told reporters there was a “large volume of fire” around the plane, a house and several vehicles. The blaze has since been completely extinguished, he said.
Officials have not identified the two pilots, saying their names will not be released until family members are notified.
“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn two of our pilots who lost their lives in a plane crash in Alabama today. Our deepest condolences go out to their family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Shipmates. We have the watch, ”the chief of naval air training said in a Facebook post.
The plane took off from Naval Air Force Base Whiting Field, about 30 miles northeast of Pensacola, Fla., A Navy spokeswoman said.
The Associated Press contributed.