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Military plane sparks fire in Dare County

Friday, June 21, 2013
MV-22 Ospreys

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys (AP Photo)

Officials say an Osprey aircraft started a small fire at a military bombing range Friday.

The vertical takeoff and landing aircraft made a routine landing, but engine exhaust apparently started a brush fire.

No one was hurt and the aircraft was only slightly damaged.

The Osprey is a new aircraft with a tilt wing that allows the plane to achieve higher speeds than conventional helicopters.

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