Home World Asia News US cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan near Chaldovar

US cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan near Chaldovar


A US tanker aircraft has crashed after taking off from the Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say.

The cargo plane had left the US Manas airbase near the capital Bishkek, officials told AFP.

The aircraft came down near the village of Chaldovar, about 160km (100 miles) west of the US Transit Center at Manas, the Kyrgyz emergencies ministry said.


The emergency situations ministry said the plane had broken into three pieces but information about casualties has yet to be released.

A US tanker aircraft has crashed after taking off from the Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan

A US tanker aircraft has crashed after taking off from the Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan

Seven crew members died when a US civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday.

Witnesses of the Kyrgyzstan crash told local media that they heard a boom and saw an explosion.

The transport plane was carrying a cargo of fuel when it disappeared off the radar near the mountain village of Chaldovar, close to the border with Kazakhstan, Reuters reported.

Rescue services went to the scene, a spokesman for the emergency situations ministry said.

However, local media reported that fire engines were struggling to reach the wreckage due to the mountainous terrain.

The US military uses the Manas airbase to maintain its operations in Afghanistan.

Roy likes politics. Knowledge is power, Roy constantly says, so he spends nearly all day gathering information and writing articles about the latest events around the globe. He likes history and studying about war techniques, this is why he finds writing his articles a piece of cake. Another hobby of his is horse – riding.