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Remnants of a crashed KC-135 in Kyrgyzstan May 3. (SABYR AILCHIYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

KUSA - The Department of Defense has released the names of three airmen killed in a plane crash near Afghanistan. 

The three service members died May 3 near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, after their KC-135 aircraft crashed. 

Captain Mark T. Voss, 27,  of Colorado Springs was killed. 

The crash also claimed the lives of Captain Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Palmdale, Calif., and Tech Sergeant Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif.  

The airmen were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.  

Fairchild Air Force Base personnel say Captain Pinckney leaves behind a 7-month-old son, Gabriel. 

Friday, the Associated Press reported the refueling plane had crashed in rugged mountains about 100 miles west of the U.S. air base used to support military operations in Afghanistan. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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