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US C-130 Hercules Plane Crashed And Exploded in Albania

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posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:26 PM
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Photo Courtesy of the United States Air Force


A US C-130 with nine people on board just crashed into a mountain in Albania after apparently flying too low. Residents said an explosion caused by the crashing plane felt "like an earthquake".


U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Albania

TIRANA, Albania - A U.S. military airplane crashed in central Albania while on a training mission Thursday, and all nine people aboard were believed to have been killed, the Defense Ministry said.

The plane had taken off from Tirana's Mother Teresa Airport and crashed in the district of Gramsh, 50 miles southeast of capital, Tirana, Defense Ministry spokesman Agim Doci told The Associated Press.

Doci said it was believed nine people were aboard the plane, which was taking part in joint exercises with the Albanian military

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That's all it says right now. But this is breaking news, so I guess they'll update...

Related News Sources:
USA Today: U.S. military airplane crashes in Albania
ABC News: U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Albania
BBC: US jet crashes in central Albania
Fox News: Nine Feared Dead in U.S. Military Plane Crash
Swissinfo: US Plane Crashes in Albania, Nine Believed Killed
Reuters: US Plane Crashes in Albania, Nine Believed Killed

Channelnewsasia.com: US military plane crashes in Albania with nine people on board

The plane ploughed into a mountain after apparently flying too low in an uninhabited region near Gramsh, 150 kilometers (95 miles) south of the capital Tirana.

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...still no ATSNN-story on this...


[edit on 2006/4/23 by Hellmutt]




posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 06:50 PM
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[edit on 2005/3/31 by Hellmutt]



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