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Mar 11, 2013 8:02 PM by Connie Murphy

3 reported dead in military plane crash

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Navy is telling Congress that all three crew members aboard one of its planes have died in a crash in Eastern Washington.

The Navy plane was on a low-level training mission Monday morning when it crashed into a farm field in Lincoln County, about 50 miles west of Spokane, Wash.

The Navy says no parachutes were spotted by the wingman, and first responders have found remains of the E/A-6B Prowler's crew.

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. Whidbey Island is home to the U.S. Navy's tactical electronic warfare squadrons.

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