POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:17am
UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 6:09am
Kyrgyzstan (CNN) — A U.S. military refueling plane crashed in a mountainous region after taking off Friday in Kyrgyzstan, a Kyrgyz official said.
The plane is from the Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan, according to Kylychbek Dosumbetov, the nation's Transport Ministry press secretary. A section of the airport is a U.S. airbase that serves as a supply hub for American forces in Afghanistan.
Five people were on board.