27 killed in crash of mil­i­tary plane

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Kaza­khstan’s act­ing bor­der ser­vice chief was among 27 peo­ple killed in a mil­i­tary plane crash Tues­day near a south­ern city, an­other blow to the agency af­ter he was ap­pointed in June to deal with the af­ter­math of a mass killing in­volv­ing a con­script. The Rus­sian­made An-72 crashed at 7:55 a.m. EST about 12 miles away from the city of Shymkent near the bor­der with Uzbek­istan.

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