Airmen identified in McConnell KC-135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

Smoldering wreckage from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker aircraft wreckage is strewn across a field near the village of Chaldovar, about 100 miles (160 kms) west of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, Friday, May 3, 2013. The emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a US military plane has crashed in the country. Kyrgyzstan hosts a US base that is used for troops transiting into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135 tanker planes that refuel warplanes in flight. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

WICHITA, Kansas — The Defense Department has identified the three airmen killed in the KC-135 crash in Kyrgyzstan.

Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Palmdale, Calif., and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif. All were aboard a McConnell KC-135 refueling tanker Friday afternoon.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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