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Sheriff's office: Military jet crashes in Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia.

Augusta County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Coynter says authorities don't know whether anyone was injured in the crash.

A news release from state police says officials located the crash site, with heavy smoke coming from the side of a mountain. The statement says state and local police are trying to reach the site. Police did not offer other details.

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