Fri, Apr 01, 2005
Four Bodies Recovered So Far
A USAF C130 went down in Albania,
killing at least four troops. Five are missing.
The aircraft, based at RAF Mindenhall in the UK, was
reportedly on a training mission. It had taken off from the
international airport in Tirana Thursday. The US military said the
aircraft went down in the Driza Mountains, about 50 miles southeast
of the airport.
The leader of the Albanian army said the aircraft was on a joint
Albanian media reports said a helicopter could be seen early
this morning circling the crash site. Reporters also said it was in
a very remote area -- hard to reach because of both the terrain and
There was no immediate indication of what caused the mishap.
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