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US military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan, crew missing

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A US military refuelling plane crashed Friday in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan shortly after taking off from a base that serves as a key hub for the campaign in Afghanistan, leaving the fate of its three American crew unknown. 

The debris of a crashed US KC-135 Stratotanker plane is seen on a hill near the villages of Chorgolo and Cholok-Aryk, 180 km from the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, on May 3, 2013.

The KC-135 Stratotanker -- believed to be carrying dozens of tonnes of fuel -- crashed and burst into flames around 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, US and local officials said.

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