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Posted: Saturday, 04 May 2013 5:33PM

Three were aboard US refueling plane that crashed in Kyrgyzstan



     CHALDOVAR, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's emergencies minister says the bodies of two American crew members have been found after a U.S. military refueling plane crashed in rugged mountains, while the search for the third crew member continues.
 
     Kyrgyz search teams found the two fragmented bodies Saturday morning. They have not yet been identified.
 
     The KC-135 plane crashed on Friday about 100 miles west of the air base that the U.S. operates in the Central Asian nation to support military operations in Afghanistan.
 
     Officials at the U.S. Transit Center at Manas have released no information yet on the cause of the crash.
 
     Military officials from Manas were working with Kyrgyz rescuers to search for the third crewman and the flight recorders.

     The KC-135 that crashed is from McConnell Air Force Base, but the crew is from Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.

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American crew members have been found
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