US military plane crashes

US military plane crashes

WASHINGTON - A military plane has crashed in northeast Mississippi. A Columbus Air Force Base spokesperson confirms the Wednesday morning crash.

Lowndes County Emergency Management Director Cindy Lawrence tells The Commercial Dispatch that the pilot and a passenger safely ejected from the plane and have been located.

The crash site is near Columbus Air Force Base, which is north of the city of Columbus.

A plume of smoke was visible from downtown Columbus.

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