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Photos of C-17 crash site released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --The wreckage of a 3rd Wing C-17 Globemaster III , a cargo aircraft, that crashed shortly after take-off at about 6:14 p.m. (Alaska time) during a local training mission July 28, 2010. The four crew members on board were killed in the crash; Majors Michael Freyholtz and Aaron Malone, pilots assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 249th Airlift Squadron, Capt. Jeffrey Hill, a pilot assigned to Elmendorf's 517th Airlift Squadron, and Master Sgt. Thomas Cicardo, 249th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. The Safety Investigation Board members have been assigned and will be fully assembled by Aug 2. The investigation is on-going and will continue for an undetermined amount of time. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Spalding/JBER PAO)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Cynthia SpaldingJBER PAO
VIRIN: 100730-F-0990S-002.JPG
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