Bodies of 2 US crew found at Kyrgyzstan crash site

Updated: 2013-05-04 17:35


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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's emergencies minister says the bodies of two American crew members have been found after a US military refueling plane crashed in rugged mountains, while the search for the third crew member continues.

Kubatbek Boronov told The Associated Press that 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 (160 kilometers) west of the air base that the US operates in the Central Asian nation to support military operations in Afghanistan.

Officials at the US Transit Center at Manas have released no information yet on the cause of the crash.

Boronov said military officials from Manas were working with Kyrgyz rescuers to search for the third crewman and the flight recorders.

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