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Aviation => Aviation Accidents/Incidents => Topic started by: KB4TEZ on July 11, 2017, 06:39:23 AM

Title: Military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi
Post by: KB4TEZ on July 11, 2017, 06:39:23 AM

thoughts and prayers with the families.

ITTA BENA, Miss. — A U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said.

Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late briefing that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a KC-130 "experienced a mishap" Monday evening but provided no details. The KC-130 is used as a refueling tanker.