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Air Force training flight down in New Mexico: a crew member is injured, another state unknown

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An Air Force plane crashed in New Mexico on Friday during a training session injuring a member of the crew, the officials said.

An a-29 Super Tucano crashed over the Red Rio Bombing Range at about 11:30 p.m. local time in an area that is only 65 miles north of Holloman Air Force Base.

The aircraft was participating in a training flight as part of the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment,” according to a statement.

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The White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Emergency services was the first to respond to the scene.

A member of the crew sustained injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital; the information was not immediately available for a second member.

“More information about the second crew member will be released as they become available,” officials said in a statement.

Friday’s episode was the seventh non-combat crash this year for the air force, compared to seven all of last year.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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