16 Killed After Military KC-130 Plane Crashes In Mississippi

At least 16 people have died after a U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi according to LeFlore County EMA Director Fred Randal. No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital according to Reuters.

The US Marine Corps tweeted Monday that “a USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available.”

WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported, citing the Federal Aviation Administration, that the flight originated from Cherry Point, North Carolina, where a Marine Corps air base is located. FBI spokesman Brett Carr told the New York Times that the agency was sending officials to the scene, but authorities did not believe foul play was involved. Images posted online by news organizations showed the crumpled wreckage of a plane engulfed in flames in a field surrounded by tall vegetation, with a large plume of smoke in the sky above.


The refueling tanker was loaded with explosives, keeping emergency responders at bay, a state trooper told WMC. Investigators told WMC that debris indicated the plane exploded in midair.

Officials located 12 bodies and continued to look for others across a large debris field five hours after the crash, LeFlore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told the Associated Press.

"We’re just trying to offer any type of assistance," Carr, a spokesman for the bureau’s Jackson, Mississippi office, told the newspaper. "It could be anything from manpower to evidence response." Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on social media site Facebook that the incident was a tragedy, but provided no details.

The aircraft is used for air-to-air refueling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions. The plane is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a description on the U.S. Navy website.

The LeFlore County deputy, Will Gnemi, told reporters that the coroner’s office was at the scene searching a field of tall vegetation for victims. At the time, he didn’t know how many casualties there would be. The fire chief of Greenwood, Marcus Banks, said that the radius of the debris is 5 miles, according to the Greenwood Commonwealth.

Banks said that the call came in at around 4:00pm and an aircraft crash truck was traveling to the scene. He also mentioned that 4,000 gallons of foam were used to put the fire out. banks described several “high-intensity explosions” that drove away firefighters, the Commonwealth reported.

The Lockheed Martin KC-130 is a 4 enginge turboprop, and is used for air-to-air refueling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions. The plane is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a description on the U.S. Navy website.

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overmedicatedu… Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:04 Permalink

add this crash to the 7 dead sailors after our super ship got hit sq amidships by a lumbering giant cargo ship..seems the effects of continous wars and social justice policy these last 10 yrs does effect the proformance of our armed forces..who woulda known?

83_vf_1100_c STP Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:17 Permalink

  Yep, very odd that it crashed upside down. The C130 is not known for inverted flight. I spent the better part of 12 yrs working on 130s. Badass, rugged trash haulers. We had one out of Tucson shear a prop shaft on #3. The prop flew ahead and moved right and clipped the #4 prop which twisted violently burying itself in the wing. They were over the pond, flew it like that a few hrs and landed safely as soon as they found a dry spot.  Wings intact and upside down, odd. You live long enough and you see odd stuff. Condolences to the crew and pax.

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French Bloke ChargingHandle Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:15 Permalink

Sure, sad though it is, let's just forget about all those 100,000's around the world that die at the hands of US and allied forces. The bigger picture is much more horrifying. Anyone joining the forces know they will be sent to a battle zone to kill people and that most of those are collateral damage (ie. innocent). I think millions of people pray every day for their families, don't you...?

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Herd Redirecti… CoCosAB Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:53 Permalink

If there is one thing I have learned from these SATANISTs, its that if they say one thing, they often mean the complete opposite.So if it comes out these guys were going to fight ISIS in Central/South America or T&T (as another commenter noted above), then probably the agents on this plane were heading down there to BECOME ISIS of Latin America, or at the least, train and arm them.

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STP CoCosAB Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:51 Permalink

That might happen when an air vehicle is in terminal dive velocity and hits the ground.   Look carefully and you can see the bottom of the plane, facing upwards!  The bottom skin of the tail section is very visible on the right, meaning you're looking at the underside of the C-130.   I'm would bet, it hit the ground in an inverted flat spin.  Not a lot of forward velocity in a flat spin.  The air vehicle basically rotates upon multiple axis' as it pirourettes downwards.   The air crew probably over corrected and put the C-130 on it's back.  Not hard to do, when you're inside a tumbling 78,000 pound aircraft that's in a flat spin.

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CoCosAB STP Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:17 Permalink

ahahahah COME ON dude! Don't be a dumbass! "That might happen when an air vehicle is in terminal dive velocity and hits the ground" Even the A320 from GermanWings that HIT ROCK at +- 700Km/h left A LOT OF PIECES IN THE AREA! Go tell that BS to a group of mentally retarded US citizens! Wait... They already believe in the BS!

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Quinvarius Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:17 Permalink

I am sure we will soon be hearing from the SJWs about how great this was for whatever cause their their diseased minds are currently enthralled with.