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KC-135 refueling tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

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The emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a U.S. military plane has crashed in the country. Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. base that is used for troops transiting into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135 tanker planes that refuel warplanes in flight. (abcnews.go.com) עוד...

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TXCAVU
Elizabeth Robillard 6
We have been reminded dearly this week about the seriousness of non-passenger aviation. My heart goes out to the and their familes.
ntc
Neal CLARY 4
I know a guy who used to be in that squadron. He knew the crew. RIP
ehab4174
ehab ramadan 2
Condolences to the people of the plane kit and Wedge to loss of lives working in silence
TXCAVU
Elizabeth Robillard 2
Pilot/Co Pilot recovered:
http://inserbia.info/news/2013/05/kyrgyzstan-bodies-of-the-two-crew-members-of-the-crashed-plane-found/
fernandopinheiro5686
FERNANDO PINHEIRO 2
Muito trágico. Infelizmente, os imprevistos acontecem. Condolências a seus familiares.

JosephVazzo
Joseph Vazzo 1
More of these as our Air Force ages, and will soon become a third rate entity in the armed forces of the
world. IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT OUR MILITARY BUDGET CONTINUES TO BE REDUCED.
pthomas745
Pa Thomas 1
I vote "KC-135 refueling tanker plane" headline for the Department of Redundancy Department award.
eddyandy
eddyandy -1
There was no mid air explosion. The plane did not breakup into three pieces. There was no parachute visible. Somebody was drinking too much goat milk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sUWC2jfjqI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
chalet
chalet 2
You jerk, we are talking here about loss of lives, be respectful to those who were doing their jobs so you can sit confortably on your fanny at home.
eddyandy
eddyandy 1
Chalet, you misunderstood the post. I was thinking of another crash (check my attachment) while reading about this one where somebody claimed they saw a breakup, explosion and a parachute.
Semper Fi
chalet
chalet 1
This particular blog was about the KC-135 fatal accident, why you brought the other one, makes no sense. Rgds.
davysims
David Sims 2
You do realize these are two different crashes?
eddyandy
eddyandy 1
You are right. My bad.
CaseyGa1991
Casey Strickland 0
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U.S. military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

Moscow (CNN) -- An American military refueling plane took off and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, Kyrgyz and U.S. officials said.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/03/world/asia/kyrgyzstan-us-aircraft-missing/index.html
grinch59
Gene Nowak 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

KC135 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

A U.S. military refueling tanker plane crashed Friday in Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation's emergencies ministry said. There was no immediate word on any casualties.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/us-military-plane-crashes_n_3207009.html

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