16 Dead In Military Plane Crash

A U.S. military plane crashed in Mississippi Monday evening killing at least 16 people. The crash took place in northern Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles north of Jackson.

Federal Aviation Administration officials contacted the Marines when the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar over Mississippi, officials said. The FBI does not suspect foul play.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the flight originated from Cherry Point, North Carolina, where a Marine Corps air base is located.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on social media site Facebook that the incident was a tragedy. The names of the servicemen have not been released pending notification of the families of the victims.

The KC-130 aircraft is used for air-to-air refueling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions.

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