Mississippi: 16 Marines Killed In Military Plane Crash

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Moorehead, MS  —  At least 16 people are dead after a military plane crashed in Mississippi.

The Marine Corps refueling plane went down yesterday in LeFlore County in the central part of the state.

The KC-130 plane, which is used as a refueling tanker, crashed after it, “experienced a mishap,” according to U.S. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns.

According to the FAA, the Marine Corps KC-130 departed from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina.  It went down in a soybean field about 85 miles north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta.

Investigators say the ammunition-filled plane may have exploded in the air.  Fiery debris was scattered for miles around the impact site.

 

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