U.S. Military says aircraft carrying explosives crashes in Tellico Plains

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MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — The United States military confirmed to Local 8 News a military aircraft crashed in Tellico Plains Sunday.

In a post to its Facebook page, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the plane crashed in the Cherokee National Forest near the fish hatchery on River Road.

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Federal authorities assume the crash is fatal. They stopped recovery efforts Sunday night and said the National Guard will be on the scene Monday to help find the plane.

Read more from our CBS partners at WVLT in Knoxville.