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DAVENPORT, Wash. - The U.S. Navy says all three crew members aboard one of its planes have died in a crash in Eastern Washington.
The Navy plane was on a low-level training mission Monday morning when it crashed into a farm field in Lincoln County, about 50 miles west of Spokane.
The Navy says no parachutes were spotted by the wingman, and first responders have found remains of the E/A-6B Prowler's crew.
DAVENPORT, Wash. - An E/A-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island with three people aboard crashed into a wheat field roughly 10 miles west of Harrington just before 9 AM Monday.
All three people aboard the plane are believed to be dead. People living and working near the small rural town say they saw a large black plume of smoke. One witness described it as a black mushroom cloud, seen as far away as Davenport, roughly 23 miles from the scene.
The owner of the wheat field where the plane crashed says he was driving toward town when he saw the smoke. He went to the crash site, and saw debris and smoke, but no flames or signs of parachute ejection.
The first responders from the Harrington Fire Department remained on scene as of 11:30 AM when an ambulance from Harrington was seen leaving the scene near Coffee Pot Road & Duck Lake Lamona Road.
DAVENPORT, Wash. - The plane that crashed was an E/A-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The call came in at 8:51 AM. 3 people were on board and all of them died in the crash.
Whidbey Island says the cause of the accident is under investigation.
NAS Whidbey Island is home to the U.S. Navy's tactical electronic warfare squadrons. Crews from the base that's located on Puget Sound regularly fly across Eastern Washington for training exercises.
DAVENPORT, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane crash in Lincoln County in the Channeled Scablands area, west of Spokane.
The Spokesman Review is reporting the downed aircraft is a military aircraft.
We will bring you more updates as we get them.