US Navy aircraft crashes in Alabama, extent of injuries unclear

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A US Navy aircraft near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs in Alabama on Friday. Officials said that no one on the ground was hurt.

The crash took place in southeast of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs. (Image for representation: Reuters)

A US Navy aircraft crashed in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast on Friday, authorities said.

According to news agency AP, officials did not immediately release information about possible fatalities, but said that no one on the ground was hurt.

AP quoted Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby as saying that 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 neighbourhood a "heavily populated" residential area. No firefighters were injured, he said.

It was not immediately clear what type of plane crashed or how many were on board, the AP report said.

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

(With inputs from AP)

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