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Search called off after plane crash deemed false

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  • Emergency crews call off search for C-17 transport plane
  • Initial Air Force reports of a crash were incorrect, Air Force spokesman says
  • Police reported that callers said a plane was flying low to ground, then crashed
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(CNN) -- Emergency crews called off a search in Texas for the wreckage of a C-17 transport plane after reports Monday of a possible crash proved unfounded.

Callers to the Olney Police Department said they saw a low-flying plane, and a spokesman for Sheppard AFB initially reported a crash, but then retracted the report.

Air Force officials said an Air Force C-17 had been flying at low altitude near Olney, but the plane returned safely to Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.

CNN's Mike Mount and Adam Levine contributed to this story.

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