16 dead in military plane crash in Mississippi A military refueling aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower Leflore county line. Marine Corps Twitter account posted that "A USMC KC 130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available." A USMC KC 130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available. Kristine Rascicot confirmed that the coach bags online plane that crashes was a USMC KC 130, but said she was not able to release any more details. Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a Marine C 130 "experienced a mishap" Monday evening, echoing almost the exact language of the tweet. It known as a workhorse used in refueling, humanitarian missions, firefighting, search and rescue, and combat missions, according to the Lockheed Martin website. It wasn clear Monday evening where the flight originated or where it was headed. Leflore County deputy coroner Will Gnemi confirmed that coach outlet atlanta illinois his office was called to the accident scene. He said investigators were looking for other victims coach outlet lake george ny at the rural crash site, searching in a soybean field with tall vegetation. Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks told the Greenwood Commonwealth Tim Kalich that the debris field was about five miles in radius. An aircraft crash truck rushed to the scene, and 4,000 gallons of foam were used in an effort to put out the fire, he said. Firefighters were driven away by several "high intensity explosions," Banks told the Commonwealth, adding that they thought it was possibly some ammunition igniting. he Commonwealth reported that the flight last contacted air traffic controllers at an elevation of about 20,000 feet. "Please join Deborah and me in praying for those hurting after this tragedy," Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement on Facebook. "Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom." National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the NTSB was not involved in the investigation because the plane was a military aircraft. Contributing: Daniel Connolly, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Cameras Hurricane Central Health Detail Wednesdays Weather Kid Local Medical Minute National Politics Verify Community Calendar Side Effects CBS19 Investigates More.
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