Skip to comments.US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'
Posted on 05/03/2013 4:16:35 AM PDT by cunning_fish
A US cargo plane has crashed after taking off from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say.
The tanker aircraft had left the US Manas airbase near the capital Bishkek, officials told AFP.
The emergency situations ministry said the plane had broken into three pieces but information about casualties has yet to be released.
Seven crew members died when a US civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday.
Witnesses of the Kyrgyzstan crash told local media that they heard a boom and saw an explosion.
The transport plane was carrying a cargo of fuel when it disappeared off the radar near the mountain village of Chaldybar, close to the border with Kazakhstan, Reuters reported.
The US military uses the Manas airbase to maintain its operations in Afghanistan.
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In one short article they call it a tanker plane, a cargo plane, and a transport plane.
Plane explodes in air before crash 03/05-2013 15:02, Bishkek 24.kg news agency , by Munara BOROMBAYEVA Plane exploded in the air before its crash in the mountains nearby Chaldovar village, local resident Nurlan Derdenov told 24.kg news agency .
According to him, the students have managed to shot the crash using their cell phones. When falling down, the aircraft hit a high-voltage power line. It is still not known, was it a passenger or cargo aircraft.
“The local emergency team and the police went to the scene of the accident,” he added.
This is two major plane crashes in a week.
No money for military maintenance?
Plenty for illegals.
"...when it disappeared off the radar near the mountain village of Chaldybar, close to the border with Kazakhstan
"students have managed to shot the crash using their cell phones."
"The Associated Press by telephone that the plane broke into three pieces when it crashed into an uninhabited area."[twitter link]So we are to 'understand' that in an 'uninhabited area" of Kyrgyzstan students just happen to be standing, with their cell phones handy to capture video of an American military plane break into pieces before it crashes ?
Give our leaders time to tell us what to believe. Do not look at any pictures or videos until our overlords release the ones we should see.
Good points. Seems odd, to say the least.
Others know better, but It seems like a refueler
Muslim resistance retribution for the capture of the Boston bombers?
If it’s a KC-10, then it is all three.
The KC-135R is equipped with the newer CMF-56 engine vs. the old KC-135A with the J-57 engine, which also used water injection of 5,581 lbs 550 gallons of demineralized water on take-off. Normal take-off was to 1,000 ft remaining pull back on the stick and hope to God it flew. During the mid-1980’s we were losing one crew a year in the old steam jets. One of the reasons I volunteered to cross-train from my flight position as a Boom Operator over to the KC-10A, Extender. The average R model tanker was built as an A model 1957-1964. Considering some of these aircraft are as old as I was when I flew them (a couple even older), it is a testament to the maintenance crews and aircrew that these museum pieces still fly. I will be praying for the safety of the aircrew, but realize how bad it can be when a flying gas station impacts the ground.
No Body Kicks Ass Without Tanker Gas (NBKAWTG) KC-135A/Q/RT Instructor Boom Operator 1979-1985
Who was conveniently on this plane that didnt survive?
Ron Brown BUMP.
Isn’t this the second one in two days?
Those suckers could definitely be anywhere in the world by now.
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