Military cargo plane crashes at US base in Alaska

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  — The Alaska National Guard said a US military cargo plane crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage on Wednesday evening.
Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes confirmed the crash of a C-17 plane.
No other details were immediately available, including whether there were casualties.
Anchorage Fire Dept. Captain Bryan Grella said his crew was just getting done with dinner around 6:30 p.m. local time at the downtown fire station when something caught his eye.
"It was a big, gray plume of smoke, and I saw a fireball go up in it," he said.
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