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Wreckage from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker aircraft is strewn across a field Friday near the village of Chaldovar. The emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a US 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 flight.

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US military plane carrying 3 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

An American military refueling plane carrying three crew members crashed Friday in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the U.S. operates an air base key to the war in Afghanistan.

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