The crash of a Marine Corps plane in the state of Mississippi took the lives of all sixteen people on board. The news was announced via the official Twitter page of the Marine Corps in the following manner: “A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available."
Officials have found sixteen bodies on the crash scene so far.
'Most of them are going to be Marines,' LeFlore County (where the crash happened) Sheriff Ricky Banks told reporters.
The plane was carrying ammunition, which means that it might be especially difficult to deal with the consequences of the crash.
The KC-130 that crashed is a tanker variant of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a universally used plane „With more than 1.2 million hours of flying combat, humanitarian, special operations, aerial refueling, firefighting, and search and rescue missions around the world“, according to the manufacturer‘s official page.