Two pilots eject safety in Navy plane crash near Gateswood

By GUY BUSBY, Government Editor, guy@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/18/23

GATESWOOD — Two Navy pilots were reported safe Tuesday after ejecting from a training aircraft north of Interstate 10.

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Two pilots eject safety in Navy plane crash near Gateswood

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GATESWOOD — Two Navy pilots were reported safe Tuesday after ejecting from a training aircraft north of Interstate 10.

Volunteer firefighters from Gateswood and nearby communities, Baldwin County officials and Navy rescue crews were called to the scene after the T-6 aircraft crashed off of Baldwin County 87, Zach Hood, Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency director, said. The crash was reported at around 11 a.m.

Residents reported seeing two parachutes after the aircraft went down. Officials at the scene reported reaching the pilots in a wooded area at around noon.

The wrecked aircraft was reported about three miles from the site where the pilots were located. Ambulances were called to the scene and the pilots were taken to a local hospital, but officials could not confirm the extent of their injuries.

The identity of the pilots was not immediately released Tuesday.

The training aircraft had about 800 pounds of fuel aboard when it crashed in a wooded area east of Linholm Road. Flames were reported in the area, according to reports from the scene.


Navy, plane, crash, Baldwin County, Gateswood

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