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US Plane Destroyed in Afghanistan Accident


A U.S. Navy plane was destroyed Tuesday when it overshot the runway at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

U.S. military authorities say one crew member was slightly injured when the Navy P-3 Orion overshot the runway while landing at the base - the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan.

Authorities at the base say the plane sustained serious structural and fire damage as a result of the crash. They say an investigation has begun into what caused the incident.

The P-3 Orion is a workhorse of the Naval aviation fleet and is used as a reconnaissance aircraft and for maritime and anti-submarine patrol activities.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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