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Military Aircraft Crash Near Highway 4

A BREAKING STORY…Information just received, a military aircraft has crashed into a field off Highway 4 near Milton Road (J14) just west of the Calaveras County line on the Orvis Ranch.

Arriving fire units reported seeing thick, black smoke from the area. The fire has spread from the downed aircraft to about 2 acres. Firefighters have reported the fire is contained.

There is no word on what a type of aircraft is down or what the extent of the injuries are, but a medi-flight helicopter is enroute. The aircraft is possibly a National Guard helicopter but that´s not confirmed.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also enroute.