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US military aircraft crashed in Mississippi

11 July, 2017

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A US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported Monday.

The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details.

The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle as confirming the death toll of 16.  All 16 victims were on the Marine Corps aircraft and there were no survivors, Randle told CNN.

The incident took place around 4pm (2100 GMT), the Clarion-Ledger said, noting that firefighters sprayed the aircraft with huge layers of foam to quell the fire.

The plane crashed in a soybean field on the Sunflower-Leflore county line, the paper said. Photos posted on its website showed plumes of black smoke billowing from a green agricultural field.

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