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    Three reportedly killed in military plane crash

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (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.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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