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. Bambi

    Bobcat always has such great jokes.

    May 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Ok dont know WHY that got deleted but @ saywhat, i read the story you were talking about and youre right. Thats a bad joke! Shame on us with our economic mess the way it is!

    May 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chucky

    Wanna play????

    May 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Clare

    Yes I do.

    May 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Zucker

    Show time

    May 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy


    May 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamsta

    To aswer one of Chrissy's questions, Dodge doesn't make aircraft and a Dodge Spider is really a Mitsubishi 3000 Gt with a Chrysler sticker. Mitsubishi made the Zero, the famous WW2 warplane. Toyota engines as well as Puegeot engines are used in aircraft by many nations. Toyota also makes farm equipment, cranes, forklifts and other heavy equipment. Dodge makes crappy cars and trucks, and nothing else.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chucky

    Veer right, slant 86 on three. Ready! Break!

    May 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    It wasnt really a question hamsta! I was being sarcastic, in case you cant recognize it in relativity to your auto comments. Anyone with half a brain knows they dont!

    May 4, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chucky

    I attended a medical convention at Brown University and have reached the conclusion that diabeties and high colestrol is so evident in many Americans because we are a bunch of fat lazy slobs.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    But nice to know you studied up on it all day lol.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chucky

    Oh no, I don't want to scroll my I-Phone. Tim Cook, can you develop a way so that our eyes can scroll for us. It takes too much physical exertion otherwise.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lmao you go chucky! Have a nice night.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    Chrissy, I don't have to study these things, I was just busy rebuilding the front end of my friend's Yukon. You know, upper and lower control arm bushings, ball joints, inner and outer tie rod ends, drag link, idler arm, and sway bar.

    May 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Funny thing is my 10 year old Toyota Tacoma drags heavy Chevys with half the age and mileage to the shop for extensive repairs all day long and my Toyota hasn't broke yet. That could be because my Toyota is 90% American made and Chevy is built by drunk Mexicans.

      May 5, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Sounds like it shoulda just been junked to me. Ball joints alone are a pain in the dupa too change. Anyway gnite.

    May 5, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
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