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Witnesses report crash of Air Force C-17 near Dallas and Witchta Falls

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 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.

Olney is about 45 miles south of Wichita Falls and 130 miles west of Dallas.

The C-17 is a large, military transport aircraft.

The plane measures 174 feet long (53 meters) with a wingspan of 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75 meters).

The aircraft is operated by a crew of three -- pilot, copilot and loadmaster, according to the Air Force.


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Added: Mar-23-2009 Occurred On: Mar-23-2009
By: wet501
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Tags: plane crash, C-17, military,
Location: Olney, Texas, United States (load item map)
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