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SarasotaRepub
07-11-2017, 11:20 AM
By Jason Hanna and Paul LeBlanc, CNN
Updated 9:39 AM ET, Tue July 11, 2017



(CNN)A US Marine Corps transport plane crashed in rural western Mississippi on Monday afternoon, killing all 16 service members who were on board, officials said.

The KC-130, an aircraft that the Marines can use to refuel planes in the air as well as carry cargo, crashed in Leflore County at about 4 p.m. CT, the service said.

Federal Aviation Administration officials contacted the Marines when the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar over Mississippi, officials said.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known, the Marines said. The plane went down just off US 82, about 85 miles north of Jackson, with debris found on both sides of the highway, CNN affiliate WDBD reported (http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/35851293/update-16-people-on-board-military-c-130-killed-in-leflore-county-plane-crash).




This is tragic. This is a 4 engine plane, what the hell
would bring it down without the pilot even putting out
a mayday??


LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/10/us/mississippi-plane-crash/index.html)

Angry Old White Man
07-11-2017, 12:19 PM
This aircraft was phased out in the Air Force and the new C117 took over the duty, I guess the Marines continue to use a few of these, I would think only the newer aircraft would have been turned over to the Corps and not old worn out fatigued aircraft, just guessing of course.

Retread
07-11-2017, 04:16 PM
This is tragic. This is a 4 engine plane, what the hell
would bring it down without the pilot even putting out
a mayday??

I passed this question on to a former "Puff" crew member. His response was that it would have to be catastrophic but also pointed out that we may not yet have the whole story and a mayday may have been called.
I can see a circumstance where the pilot might not call it as no option to avoid was there but I would also believe they might have something that needed to be said.

Retread
07-12-2017, 08:32 AM
"The Marine Corps said the cause was under investigation and offered no information on whether the plane issued a distress call."

Chronicle.

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2017, 09:53 AM
We saw an interview with someone on the
ground near the crash site who saw the plane
coming down. He said it was spiraling down out of control.

Retread
07-12-2017, 04:14 PM
Now they have souvenir hunters out there stealing pieces someone mentioned. The military says if they're caught, it's the brig.