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Three reported dead in military plane crash

5:59 PM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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(AP) - A newspaper is reporting that all three crewmembers aboard a military plane that crashed in Eastern Washington have died.           

The Spokesman-Review quotes a county sheriff as saying no one survived this morning's crash into a farm field about 50 miles west of Spokane.  Aerial views of the crash site showed a large crater in a farm field, surrounded by blackened vegetation.           

The plane was based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where a spokesman says the crew was on a routine training mission.           

Officials at the base say the cause of the accident is under investigation. Whidbey Island is home to the U.S. Navy's tactical electronic warfare squadrons.

 

Associated Press

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