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Five crew members hospitalized after USAF aircraft crashes in Florida

All five airmen aboard a US Air Force aircraft that crashed in northwest Florida late Wednesday have been taken to the hospital, an air force spokeswoman said.

Three of the airmen were flown to local hospitals and two were taken by ambulance, Master Sgt. Kristina Newton said.

The nature of their injuries was not known, the Northwest Florida Daily News reported.

The CV-22 Osprey crashed during a 1st Special Operations Wing training exercise about 6:45pm local time.

The incident occurred on the Eglin Range, north of Navarre, Fla.

Officials will investigate the accident, the public affairs office of the 1st Special Operations Wing said in a statement.