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NC native killed in Navy plane crash in Alabama

Posted October 25, 2020 5:22 p.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2020 8:38 p.m. EDT

U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett

— A North Carolina native was identified as one of the victims in a Navy plane crash in Alabama.

U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, of Weddington, was killed when a trainer aircraft crashed in Foley, Ala. on Friday.

U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Mich. was also killed in the incident.

Officials said Ross, an instructor pilot, and Garrett, a student aviator, were on a routine training flight when the crash occurred.

The two were in a U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft when it crashed in a residential area around 5 p.m. on Friday.

The crash remains under investigation.

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