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Report: V-22 Osprey sparks grass fire at Dare County bombing range

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 14:00:02-04

Dare County, N.C. – A V-22 Osprey started a grass fire at a Dare County bombing range.

A spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point told WRAL that the aircraft’s very hot exhaust lit the grass fire while it was either taking off or landing.

Spokesman Mike Barton says the aircraft may have been slightly scorched, but did not catch fire and was not badly damaged.

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Barton says the Osprey was on a training mission at a Dare County bombing range used by Navy and Air Force aircraft.

Read more at WRAL.