Baldwin County, Alabama (WKRGMore) — A T6 Navy training plane crashed just north of Interstate 10 in Baldwin County on Tuesday., landed in a wooded area of the Gateswood community. This location is difficult for first responders (now Navy investigators) to access.
WKRG’s Sky 5 Drone was the first to capture the scene of a plane crash. After more than a mile down one-lane dirt road from County Route 87, hike the Styx River.
Look closely through the fire-blackened pine forest to see the remains of a two-seater T6 turboprop. Wheels appear, electrified metal, and few are recognizable as airplanes.
The Navy sent a caravan from Jacksonville, Florida, to the crash site to investigate the crash and remove the plane’s wreckage. They brought in heavy equipment and more ATVs. Navy investigators are working to determine what caused the plane to crash.
The instructor pilot and student aviator escaped the crash with minor injuries. They escaped from the plane and from the crash site he parachuted to safety three miles away.
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