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Sixteen dead on board in U.S. military plane crash

By Team Pardaphash 
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US: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in rural Mississippi that killed at least sixteen people on board after a U.S. military plane crashed.

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While talking to the media, Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle went on to say that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 135 kilometers north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a KC-130 “experienced a mishap” Monday evening but provided no details. The KC-130 is used as a refueling tanker.

Andy Jones said he was working on his family’s catfish farm just before 4 p.m. when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane corkscrewing downward with one engine smoking.

“You looked up and you saw the plane twirling around,” he said. “It was spinning down.”

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Jones said the plane hit the ground behind some trees in a soybean field, and by the time he and other reached the crash site, fires were burning too intensely to approach the wreckage. The force of the crash nearly flattened the plane, Jones said.

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