2 dead after military jet crashes near airport in Alabama

MEREDITH DELISO
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Two people are dead after a military jet crashed near an Alabama airport Friday evening, officials said.

The aircraft landed in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, according to airport executive director Marshall Taggart.

PHOTO: Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is the home of the Alabama Air National Guard's 187th Fighter Wing. (Google Maps Street View)
PHOTO: Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is the home of the Alabama Air National Guard's 187th Fighter Wing. (Google Maps Street View)

It is unclear how many people total were on board the jet.

The airport was notified of the crash shortly after 5 p.m. local time. Airport officials did not know what caused the fatal accident.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

ABC News' Jamie Aranoff contributed to this report.

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