A turboprop trainer aircraft crashed on Tuesday morning in Alabama. This aircraft was the Navy’s T-6B aircraft.
The crash was in a remote part of Alabama. The area was unpopulated. The Navy said that the instructor and student were treated for minor injuries. The crash is still under investigation.
“At approximately 10:50 a.m. CST, a Navy instructor pilot and a student aviator ejected from a T-6B Texan II, assigned to Training Air Wing 5, in the vicinity of Barin Naval Outlying Field near Foley, Alabama,” the Chief of Naval Air Training said in a statement Tuesday.
The T-6B Aircraft
In October 2020, the T-6B Texan II aircraft crashed. The 2020 crash set a house and two cars on fire; it also crashed in Alabama.
Navy Times reports that “the Navy concluded 2022 with 17 Class A manned aviation mishaps, which involves damages of $2.5 million or more. That number is up from 10 mishaps in 2021, according to Naval Safety Command data.”