Two people killed in small plane crash were Navy pilots flying civilian plane

Published 10:50 pm Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Navy has identified two of its pilots who were killed in a civilian plane crash last week in Alabama.

Capt. Vincent Segars and Cmdr. Joshua Fuller were flying to Pensacola, Florida, from Jasper, Alabama, aboard a civilian plane.

The single-engine plane went down near Selma on Wednesday afternoon, killing both.

They were the only people on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Segars was commanding officer of the Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola, and Fuller was an integration officer for the command’s naval introductory flight evaluation program, said Cmdr. James Stockman, public affairs officer for Naval Education and Training Command at NAS Pensacola.

The Pensacola News Journal reported Segars was from South Carolina and was commissioned into the Navy on Sept. 6, 1990, through the NROTC Program at Georgia Institute of Technology.

He later attended the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and was first assigned as the commander of NAS Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Schools Command on April 29, 2009.

Fuller was a Florida native. He was commissioned into the Navy on June 23, 2000, and became part of the Naval Aviation Schools Command staff on Nov. 15, 2019. Before moving to the Gulf Coast, he was assigned to multiple electronic attack squadrons in Whidbey Island, Washington,