Three people have died after military aircraft crash in Clovis

Nick Mcbride
March 15, 2017

According to the Air Force, the U-28A plane "provides a manned fixed wing, on-call/surge capability for improved tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in support of special operations forces".

The authorities declined to reveal the status of the passengers.

The crash caused a fire that emergency personnel extinguished by 8:00 p.m., a spokesperson for Cannon AFB said.

Cannon's installation commander, Col. "Our sympathies are with the loved ones and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this hard time".

A statement released by the base says the cause of the crash is under investigation and identities of the victims will be withheld until 24 hours after families are notified.

Three airmen assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron have died after a U-28A military aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base crashed into an open field around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The U.S. military will reportedly be investigating the crash. We are will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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