A USMC refueling KC-130 aircraft crashed yesterday in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 people and leaving a debris field five miles in radius. Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle confirmed that 16 are dead in the crash. “Most of them are gonna be Marines,” he said. He didn’t confirm whether there were any civilians on the plane or if they died on the ground via debris. The USMC Twitter account posted that: “A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available.” The cause of the crash still isn’t known, but various (unconfirmed) reports have suggested there was an explosion mid-flight. The plane went down just off US 82, about 85 miles north of Jackson. The flight originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in eastern North Carolina. I’ll post more information when available.
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