Senator says crashed military plane is from North Carolina

5 dead after military plane crashes in Le Flore County Mississippi

The New York Times reports that the FBI is sending employees to assist with the investigation, although authorities do not suspect foul play. The flight originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., as the squadron was taking personnel and equipment from there to Navel Air Field El Centro, California.

The post Marine Corps confirms 16 dead after military plane crash appeared first on PBS NewsHour. Officials from the USMC Twitter report there were no survivors from the crash.

Its last known location was over rural MS, and the resulting debris from the crash was found in LeFlore County, fewer than 100 miles from Jackson, the state's capital.

Aranda says numerous Marines were from a unit based in NY with active duty and reserve members.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted midday Tuesday that he was "saddened to learn the crew of yesterday's Marine Corps crash was based at Stewart ANGB". The KC-130 is used as a refueling tanker.

Billows of smoke surround the site of a fatal military plane crash in MS on July 10, 2017.

New Information: Marine KC-130 aircraft that crashed in MS took off from Cherry Point, NC in route to El Centro, CA. Who those individuals would have been is unclear, however, since the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed it was not involved since the aircraft was property of the US military.

The Marines' commandant expressed his "deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the aircraft mishap yesterday afternoon in MS".

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on social media site Facebook that the incident was a tragedy.

Often used for airborne refueling, the KC-130, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., also can be used to deliver cargo, troops and equipment.

Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks said the aircraft crash was reported around 4 p.m. local time (5 p.m. EDT) and debris from the military transport plane was scattered to a radius of about 5 miles.

In an email, Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns confirmed that the statement correlated to the crash in Mississippi.

Images show smoke towering above the burning wreckage of the aircraft. "Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom".

"It was one of the worst fires you can imagine", Jones said.



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