16 killed in Military plane crash in US

13 July, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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Fred Randel, the director of emergency management for Mississippi's Leflore County, said that none of the passengers survived the crash.

Seven of 16 service members who died in the crash of a transport plane were part of a special operations unit, the U.S.

The U.S. Marine Corps later confirmed on Twitter that one of its KC-130 aircraft was involved in the accident.

Officials did not immediately release information on the cause of the crash, which spread debris for miles.

DEPTULA: Even if you had a fire in one of the engines there's probably sufficient time, there are so many air fields in the United States that you could conduct an emergency landing even if the fire anti-suppressant couldn't put it out.

Marine aircraft's, the KC-130 which military uses to carry cargo and refuels for soldiers.

At least five people were killed after a C-130 crashed Monday (10 July) in Mississippi.


Greenwood Fire Department Chief Marcus Banks told the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper that firefighters were driven back by several "high-intensity explosions" that may have been caused by ammunition igniting.

The aircraft, which was capable of providing air-to-air refueling, rapid ground refueling and logistic support to operating forces, had departed an air station in Cherry Point in eastern North Carolina to transport personnel and equipment to a naval air field in El Centro, officials said. According to a witness, some of the bodies were found more than a mile away from the crash site. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Aranda, speaking during a press conference Tuesday morning, said numerous Marines were from a unit based in Newburgh, New York with active duty and reserve members.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the crash, calling it "heartbreaking".

The Poughkeepsie Journal in NY said Marine reservists from the nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base were also on the plane.

"On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the aircraft mishap yesterday afternoon in Mississippi".

The FBI was also on the scene Monday's presser, and Randle said that the EMA would address the public about the crash again Tuesday.

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