Air Force: Report of C-17 Crash False

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Emergency crews have called off the search in Texas for a C-17 transport plane.

Initial Air Force reports of a crash were incorrect, an Air Force spokesman told CNN affiliates.

Initially, CNN was reporting unconfirmed reports of an Air Force C-17 transport plane crash near Olney, Texas. The C-17 is used for airlift of troops and cargo to operating bases.

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

UPDATE: Air Force officials said an Air Force C-17 had been flying at low altitude near Olney, but the plane returned safely to Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.

(YWN / CNN)




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  1. From CNN
    (CNN) — Emergency crews have called off the search in Texas for a C-17 transport plane.

    Initial Air Force reports of a crash were incorrect, an Air Force spokesman told CNN affiliates.

    The Olney Police Department had reported that callers said a 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.

    A rancher in the area reported that a search was conducted in the area.