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US military plane crashes during take off

A US military tanker aircraft crashed and burst into flames as it took off from Point Mugu Naval Air Station in southern California.

A spokeswoman from the base said three people had been injured in the crash, about 40 miles (64 kilometres) north-west of Los Angeles.

Aerial pictures show the tail section broken away from the body of the aircraft, while firefighters try to put out the flames.

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