Axar.az
UP
21 August 2018


US military plane crashes in Mississippi - Video 16 dead

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Sixteen US servicemen have died after the military plane carrying them went down in rural Mississippi, police say.

Axar.az reports citing Press TV.

There were 16 people on board the Marine Corps KC-130 when it crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, leaving a debris field five miles in radius.

"A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available,” the US Marine Corps Twitter account said immediately after the incident.

Officials said they had recovered 12 bodies from the crash site.

"Most of them are going to be Marines," Leflore County EMA Director Frank Randle, adding he did not assess there were any civilian casualties resulting from the crash.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Lt. Kristine Rascicot also confirmed the crash but refused to release more details.

The Lockheed Martin KC-130 aircraft is an extended-range tanker variant of the famous Lockheed C-130 Hercules, modified for aerial refueling operations.

Aircraft based on the C-130 Hercules have four turboprop engines and are primarily used for military transportation.

The aircraft also has a heavily-armed AC-130 variant that carries a wide array of anti-ground weapons. The latest notable use of the weapon was in October 2015, when the gunship “mistakenly” attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Date
2017.07.11 / 09:24
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Trump rolls back Obama-era emission standards

Azerbaijan,Belarus to discuss military cooperation - Photo

Iraq’s Kurd region gov’t denies US human traffic claims

Large-scale war in Syria about to end, but ...

Former German minister slams Trump’s Turkey policy

US hits Russian individuals and companies with sanctions

EU risks hurting its standing over Brexit handling

Canada adopts first-come family immigration system

Nagorno-Karabakh settlement will be discussed

Baku to host 9th Azerbaijan Microfinance Conference

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla