Debris of crashed US plane
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US plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

A US military refuelling plane has crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan.

The US transit centre at Manas airport confirmed the KC-135 Stratotanker had come down. The status of its crew and cause of the crash were not known.

The plane disappeared off the radar near the village of Chaldovar, some 160km (100 miles) west of Manas and close to the border with Kazakhstan.

Witnesses said they saw an explosion and heard a boom, and that wreckage was scattered across a wide area.

  • 03 May 2013