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Another crash! This is the 3rd crash of a U.S. based aircraft in the region in the last week.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130503/NEWS/305030008/KC-135-tanker-crashes-Kyrgyzstan-fate-crew-unknown

An MC-12 Liberty surveillance plane crashed April 27 near Kandahar Airfield

On April 29, a Boeing 747 belonging to National Air Cargo crashed on takeoff out of Bagram Airfield, killing seven crewmembers.

Today, 3 May an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flying out of Manas Transit Center crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan today, and the status of the three crewmembers is unknown and the search for them was suspended as darkness fell. Cargo planes do not have ejector seats.



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Another crash! This is the 3rd crash of a U.S. based aircraft in the region in the last week.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130503/NEWS/305030008/KC-135-tanker-crashes-Kyrgyzstan-fate-crew-unknown

An MC-12 Liberty surveillance plane crashed April 27 near Kandahar Airfield

On April 29, a Boeing 747 belonging to National Air Cargo crashed on takeoff out of Bagram Airfield, killing seven crewmembers.

Today, 3 May an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flying out of Manas Transit Center crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan today, and the status of the three crewmembers is unknown and the search for them was suspended as darkness fell. Cargo planes do not have ejector seats.

What bothers me about this last one, is that many of these same KC135s were flying in the late fifties. For G_d's sake, let's just admit that we've already gotten our money's worth out of them and replace them.
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accidents always happen in 3's.

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