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Aircraft crashes on Red Rio Range

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The 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base has confirmed a manned aircraft crashed at approximately 11:45 a.m. at Red Rio Bombing Range, 65 miles north of Holloman Air Force Base.

The Red Rio Bombing Range is an active Air Force facility that encompasses approximately 196,000 acres on White Sands Missile Range.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. The condition of the pilots is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.