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Authorities: Report of downed plane near military base a false alarm

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police and firefighters responded to a report of a downed plane on the Big Island Friday, but upon arriving at the scene, learned it was a false alarm.

According to initial reports, a plane had gone down around 9:30 a.m. near the 39 mile marker on Saddle Road, which is near the military's Pohakuloa Training Area.

Emergency responders rushed to the area and determined that a passerby had mistaken the routine artillery training and smoke as a plane crash. No injuries occurred. 

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