Monday, March 23, 2009

Crash of Air Force C-17 reported in Texas

Crash of Air Force C-17 reported in Texas
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The C-17 is a large, military transport aircraft

The plane is operated by a crew of three -- pilot, copilot and loadmaster

The C-17 measures 174 feet long, with a wingspan of 169 feet

(CNN) -- An Air Force C-17 transport plane crashed Monday near Olney, Texas, callers to police there said.

The C-17 is used for airlift of troops and cargo to operating bases.

The Olney Police Department reported that callers said the plane was flying low to the ground, and then crashed.
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