A row of T-6B Texan II aircraft on the flight line at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., in 2014.

A row of T-6B Texan II aircraft on the flight line at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., in 2014. (Class Karlton/U.S. Navy)

Two Navy pilots were treated for possible injuries Tuesday after ejecting from a training aircraft that crashed in southeastern Alabama.

The pilots ejected from a T-6B Texan II, a fixed-wing training aircraft, at about 10:50 a.m. The aircraft was assigned to Training Air Wing 5 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., and crashed near Barin Naval Outlying Field near the town of Foley, Ala., according to Julie Ziegenhorn, spokeswoman for Whiting Field.

The two locations are about 60 miles apart.

Medical personnel were treating the pilots to assess potential injuries, she said. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, Ziegenhorn said.

NAS Whiting Field has 10 active training fields with three separate and fully operational airfields, according to the base. It provides about 60% of all primary flight training for the Navy and all initial helicopter training for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

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Rose L. Thayer is based in Austin, Texas, and she has been covering the western region of the continental U.S. for Stars and Stripes since 2018. Before that she was a reporter for Killeen Daily Herald and a freelance journalist for publications including The Alcalde, Texas Highways and the Austin American-Statesman. She is the spouse of an Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Her awards include a 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Washington Dateline Award and an Honorable Mention from the Military Reporters and Editors Association for her coverage of crime at Fort Hood.

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