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U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan

A U.S. military plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan today, shortly after taking off from the Manas Transit Center.

The aircraft was a KC-135, a refueling tanker based on the Boeing 707. It is not immediately clear how many passengers were on board, but such tankers usually carry only a handful of crew members.

Col. Dzhambulbek Dzumagolov, the head of the rescue mission, told ABC News he believes there were no survivors, but added that they have not yet recovered any remains.

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