Mississippi: US Marine Corps aircraft crashes, 16 dead

A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft crashed in Mississippi on Monday evening, killing all those on board. The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed the tragedy but did not provide any additional information.
The scene of the crash Photo Credit: CNN/Channel 2 News

16 people were killed on Monday evening when a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft crashed in Mississippi. The circumstances of the tragedy are being investigated. Fred Randel, the director of emergency management for Mississippi’s Leflore County, said that none of the passengers survived the crash.

The U.S. Marine Corps announced the tragedy on its official Twitter page but did not provide any additional information. The Lockheed Martin KC-130 model aircraft is used by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps for aerial refueling.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns confirmed that the crash occurred but did not give any further details. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a Facebook post after the crash: “Please join Deborah and me in praying for those hurting after this tragedy. Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom.”



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