5 reported dead in military plane crash

Jul 13, 2017, 00:21
5 reported dead in military plane crash

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Frank Randle confirmed late Monday that 16 people were confirmed dead, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported.

The crash was the deadliest Marine crash in the world in more than a decade.

A Marine Corps KC-130, which originated from Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, went down at about 4 p.m. local time in Leflore County, the Marine Corps said Tuesday in a statement.

- A Detroit man serving in the United States Marine Corps has been identified as one of the 16 who were killed in a fiery plane crash in Mississippi.

"Marine Plane crash in MS is heartbreaking".

The U.S. Marine Corps announced the tragedy on Twitter: "A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10". The identities of the people killed have not been released.

One of the sixteen service members killed in a military transport plane crash in MS was a Detroit native.

The KC-130, a transport plane manufactured by Lockheed Martin, is mostly used to transport personnel, equipment as well as fuel.

All 16 victims were on the plane and there were no survivors from the aircraft.

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 Federal Aviation Administration contacted the Marines when the plane dropped from air traffic control radar while over Mississippi.

President Trump and Vice President Pence offered their condolences to those who perished.

"Marine Plane crash in MS is heartbreaking", Trump tweeted. "Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!", Trump wrote.

LeFlore County deputy coroner Will Gnemi says the crash site was in a rural area, and emergency services were scouring the thick soybean crops for bodies.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Oculus slashes Rift price for second time this year

    Oculus slashes Rift price for second time this year

    Years of Palmer Luckey's promises to hit a $350-400 price sticker with the first consumer model were undercut in an instant. That's in contrast to the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive , which is still sold for a profit at its post-Brexit price of £760.
    Blac Chyna to seek restraining order against Rob Kardashian

    Blac Chyna to seek restraining order against Rob Kardashian

    Bloom said that on Monday, Chyna and her attorneys will appear in court to "request the appropriate restraining orders to require Mr.
    Everton scout claims Olivier Giroud set to leave Arsenal in £20m deal

    Everton scout claims Olivier Giroud set to leave Arsenal in £20m deal

    After the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette in a £46m deal, Giroud's future at Arsenal looks uncertain. He's previously been linked with a move to the likes of French sides Marseille and Lyon .
  • Curfew, curbs imposed, internet banned in Kashmir valley

    Curfew, curbs imposed, internet banned in Kashmir valley

    There were reports of many motorbikes at police stations after they were confiscated to prevent people from moving around. They said the troops also abuse family members especially the womenfolk on finding family pictures stored in cellphones.

    Lukaku on the move to Old Trafford for £75 million

    Manchester United came close to this valuation, offering 75 million euros last night, which was rejected. Indeed, they have noted Everton's denial that a deal has been struck with interest.
    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
  • UFC 213 Main Event in Jeopardy, Amanda Nunes Hospitalized

    He does a good job wrestling inside the cage as well, then works on his ground and pound to soften up his opponents. However, the key to her success is her ability to maintain a high pace and get better as the fight ticks on.
    Nintendo Switch Mobile App will be released on July 21, 2017

    Nintendo Switch Mobile App will be released on July 21, 2017

    Using the app, you'll be able to send invites via social media networks and messaging services which actually sounds interesting. This feature can allow the users of the app to invite their other friends to participate in the matches that are held online.
    BBC Journalist Offers Update on Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Amid Man City Interest

    BBC Journalist Offers Update on Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Amid Man City Interest

    Bayern's cooling interest in Sanchez may be a cause for concern for Arsenal if the Chilean global is minded to leave the Emirates. Goal understands Alexis is considered a "priority" signing of Man City's and Pep Guardiola is confident he will land him.
  • Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    The relative, identified as Hallie Romero, of Loganville, said Diana is expected to be in the hospital for two to three weeks. Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Michael Thorpe said, "Ma'am, I'm going to caution you to cut out the display for the cameras.
    The Golden Rules Of Prime Day

    The Golden Rules Of Prime Day

    Popular products will sell out quickly, and the last thing you want is to miss out because you were checking up on another deal. Save $20 on Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 2 Generation - works with Alexa - say, "Alexa, order Philips Lightstrip Plus".
    More sunshine today. Seasonably warm and humid

    More sunshine today. Seasonably warm and humid

    A tropical wave located about 500 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is now producing a large area of cloudiness. Forecasters are calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s on Sunday throughout the mid-valley.
popular