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Scott AFB authorities to investigate Delaware C-5 crash

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis – The command that oversees all Air Force cargo flights says two separate boards will investigate Monday's crash of a C-5 transport plane in Delaware.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Dover Air Force Base. All 14 crewmembers and three passengers aboard survived.

Major Ange Keskey with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base said an accident investigation board will look for a chain of events and ultimate cause for the crash.

"Then there's also a safety investigation board that really tries to get down to the root to make sure that if there's something that we need to do either equipment or procedure-wise, that that is made in an expeditious manner so that we can make sure that our airmen are safe," Keskey said.

The C-5 is the largest aircraft in the U-S military fleet.

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