Navy Identifies Instructor, Student Aviator Killed In Foley Plane Crash

October 25, 2020

The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person aircrew killed in a crash Friday in Foley.

They are U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30-years old from Wixom, Michigan, and U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24-years old from Weddington, North Carolina.

A U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in a residential area of Foley at approximately 5 p.m Friday. No civilians were injured as a result of the crash, but a house did partially burn.

Local and Navy emergency personnel responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure the safety of the local community. The Navy is working with local authorities to investigate the incident.

Ross, an instructor pilot, and Garrett, a student aviator, took off from Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton on a routine training flight.

“Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten,” the Navy said in a statement.

Pictured above; U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett (left) and U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross.


13 Responses to “Navy Identifies Instructor, Student Aviator Killed In Foley Plane Crash”

  1. Lou on October 30th, 2020 11:21 pm

    God bless. It is sad that you guys deserve public and government support. And is not given if the public and elected officials don’t respect and honor your service. We your fellow service folks do. , and forever be in gratitude for your duty, honor, and protecting our country. Be a sure that my granddaughters will look at you and said I can too. You are the true patriots who don’t need to knee during the National anthem, protecting us from enemies at home or abroad. Freedom is not free.

  2. Rick on October 27th, 2020 8:38 pm

    “Lord, guard and guide the ones who fly
    Through the great spaces in the sky.
    Be with them always in the air,
    In darkening storms or sunlight fair.”

  3. Skip on October 26th, 2020 11:02 pm

    You are the women that make
    a difference. Thank you! You won’t be forgotten

  4. Moral Patriot on October 26th, 2020 12:06 pm


  5. Jan on October 26th, 2020 6:50 am

    So so tragic!

  6. Brian L. Moore on October 26th, 2020 6:32 am

    Rest in Peace Warriors, God as a new flight plan for you both, waiting.

  7. Proud Patriot on October 25th, 2020 9:20 pm

    Thank you for your service!!!

  8. James R Hummel on October 25th, 2020 8:29 pm

    As a Navy Hospital Corpsman assigned to Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC, I acquired a real respect for Navy/Marine Corps aviators. I slogged through the swamps of coastal NC twice searching for bodies of Marine aviators who crashed while practicing close air support missions. Very sad.

  9. Just saying on October 25th, 2020 7:22 pm

    May they Rest In Peace.

  10. Gman on October 25th, 2020 6:02 pm

    Gods speed Hero’s.

  11. Gregory Gay on October 25th, 2020 5:27 pm

    So sad. My prayers go out to all involved including the families.

  12. tooma on October 25th, 2020 4:18 pm

    Bless their souls Father, keep their families and friends in your care in Jesus’s name… they stepped up to serve their country, they will be missed.,

  13. Julie on October 25th, 2020 2:39 pm

    Lifting both your families in prayer

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