posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:11 AM
Kyrgyzstan officials have confirmed that a US Air Force C-135 (most likely a KC-135) has crashed near the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border. The aircraft
disappeared off radar screens, but citizens of the region reported seeing the aircraft crash into a mountain.
The wreckage has been found, but no word on the crew. Reports say it has broken into three pieces. The aircraft came down about 100 miles west of
the base used by the USAF for refueling missions in the area.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- 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
A ministry official who did not give his name said the plane crashed Friday afternoon near the village of Chaldovar, about 100 miles (160 kms) west of
A U.S. military plane crashed Friday in Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation's emergencies ministry said. There was no immediate word on any
Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. base that is used for troops flying into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135 tanker planes that refuel warplanes in
A ministry statement said the plane crashed Friday afternoon near the village of Chaldovar, about 100 miles west of the Manas air base. It was not
immediately clear if the plane was a C-135 or another model.
The U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan, called the Transit Center at Manas, said it had no immediate information. Adjacent to the Manas International Airport
outside the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, the base was established in late 2001 to support the international military campaign in Afghanistan.
The US Air Force flies both the KC-135 refueling tanker, and the C-135 (also known as the VC-135), which doesn't have a boom and has a specially
configured VIP interior for transporting politicians, generals, and other VIPs. No word on which was involved, as the Kyrgyzstan ministry has only
said it was a "707", which both types are based on (actually the 720, which was the 707 prototype).