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PC-12 crashes at Hurlburt Field

7/9/2008 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- An Air Force PC-12 Pilatus crashed at approximately 11:30 p.m. July 8 on the runway here.

The aircraft, which is leased to and assigned at Hurlburt Field, was conducting a routine training mission. Initial reports show the aircraft encountered wake turbulence shortly before the accident.

Three people onboard the aircraft were uninjured. They were transported to the Eglin Air Force Base hospital for evaluation and have been released.

A board of officers has been convened to investigate the accident.

The PC-12 is a versatile performance aircraft with the ability to operate on short and unimproved runway surfaces providing intra-theater support for the Armed Forces.

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