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Navy training plane crashes in Alabama, killing both crew members on board

Key Points
  •  A U.S. Naval aircraft crashed Friday in Alabama, authorities said.
  • The crash occurred southeast of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. Darby called the neighborhood a "heavily populated" residential area. No firefighters were injured, he added.
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A U.S. Navy aircraft crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both the crew members on board, Navy officials said.

Officials said no one on the ground was hurt.

Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said responders encountered a "large volume of fire" with a home and several cars engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to make "a quick stop on the fire," the chief told local news outlets.

The crash occurred southeast of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. Darby called the neighborhood a "heavily populated" residential area. No firefighters were injured, he added.

The T-6 Texan II training plane had flown out of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, about 30 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida, Navy spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn said.

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Navy were set to handle the investigation, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office tweeted.

CNBC contributed to this report.