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Silent remnants

, December 26, 2012

Still image from video shows security personnel walking past the remains of an Antonov An-72 military transport plane after it crashed near Shymkent December 26.

The military transport plane crashed in southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all 27 people on board, including the commander of the Central Asian nation's border guards, local media and the KNB security service said.

The twin-engine Antonov An-72 jet disappeared from radar screens at about 1900 local time (1300 GMT) as it was making a descent near the city of Shymkent, the capital of the South Kazakhstan Region. Reuters/TV7.kz/Handout
 




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