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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Washington state

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(CNN) — The U.S. Navy is trying to determine the status of a Navy flight crew after their aircraft crashed Monday morning about 50 miles west of Spokane, Washington, the service said.

The Navy said it learned about the E/A-6B’s crash at about 8:45 a.m. PT, sometime after it took off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in northwestern Washington.

The crew’s status wasn’t known late Monday morning, and the crash is under investigation, according to the Navy.

CNN’s Deanna Hackney contributed to this report.

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