Marine Corps plane on training flight crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead

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Marine Corps plane on training flight crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead:

(CNN)Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman who were killed when their transport plane crashed in the Mississippi Delta were on a training flight moving personnel and equipment from North Carolina to California, a Marine Corps spokesman said Tuesday.

Investigators are trying to determine why the New York-based KC-130T crashed in western Mississippi’s Leflore County on Monday afternoon, Maj. Andrew Aranda said.

The plane, which the military can use to refuel planes in the air and carry cargo, went down in a rural area just off US 82, about 85 miles north of Jackson, with debris found on both sides of the highway, CNN affiliate WDBD reported.

Federal Aviation Administration officials contacted the Marines when the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar over Mississippi, officials said.
“Every resource we can pull from will be used to determine what happened,” Aranda told reporters a couple miles from the crash site.

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