U.S. military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan
A KC-135 tanker flies over Chicago in 2004.
May 3rd, 2013
02:55 PM ET

U.S. military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

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

Three people were on board, said Bolot Sharshenaliev of the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry. A ministry spokeswoman had previously said there were five. The U.S. military didn't give the number of those on the plane and said "the status of the crew is unknown."

The plane was a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker aircraft, according to the U.S. 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Transit Center at Manas, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The crew and aircraft are assigned to the transit center.

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  1. chrissy

    @ Rascal, both of WHO shutup???

    May 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bambi

    Not good news I don't believe, now is it?

    May 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Some things that make you go hmmm....

    1. Why do we park in driveways and drive on parkways?

    2. Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?

    3. Can I yell "movie" in a crowded firehouse?

    4. Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

    5. How do a fool and his money GET together?

    6. Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?

    7. How is it that a building burns up as it burns down?

    8. If a train station is where the train stops, what is a workstation?

    9. If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?

    10. If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, how dangerous is a fax?

    May 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      11. How come there aren't B batteries?

      12. How do "Do not walk on the grass" signs get there?

      13. Why do black olives come in cans and green olives come in jars?

      14. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

      15. How is it possible to have a civil war ?

      16. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

      17. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

      18. If the #2 pencil is so popular, why is it still #2?

      19. Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

      20. If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?

      May 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat, ive seen some pretty darn dangerous faxes!

    May 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yeah, me too chrissy. How's trix ?

      May 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Hmmmm true and lol.

      May 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Lol, Rawr. The jokes are certainly here today.

    May 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Silly rabbit, trix are for kids! Lol

    May 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And actually there are "b" batteries. They are high voltage batteries used in electronics. They arent available in stores cuz theres no need for them.

    May 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    hey@bobcat.Got back to this thread & got what i was yearning for.thanks.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    And a piece of news you folks perhaps missed in the last couple days and seems almost like a joke too.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Todays Quirkey News: Two men in Maine were arrested for illegal eel fishing. Theres a moray to this story, kids.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    CIA & the British MI16 have gone in Afghanistan with bags brimming with cash to 'achieve' perhaps what couldn't be 'accomplished' in 11yrs. lol

    May 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat


    May 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    this news may answer partly your question about 'war on terror' in I & A, which i have responded to on that thread.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    One wonders why the CIA werent sent in long ago? Less restrictions are put on them therefore they can achieve more. In less time and in turn more cost effective.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oops meant *efficient* not effective, but i guess both words work.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
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