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Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan say U.S. military plane broke apart midair
Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan say U.S. military plane broke apart midair

Witnesses say a U.S. tanker airplane that crashed Friday in northern Kyrgyzstan caught fire and broke apart in the air, according to local officials. Emergency response crews were dispatched to the scene, but the fate of the crew was not immediately known. The U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, which is used to refuel planes over Afghanistan, took off from Manas International Airport near Bishkek, the capital of the central Asian nation, U.S. and local officials said. "At about [3:20 p.m. local time], we received information that a U.S. fueling plane disappeared off the radar," Azamat Mambetov, an official with Kyrgyzstan's Emergency Situations Ministry said by phone from Bishkek....

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