U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead

U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 deadUpdated on : 11-07-2017 02:18 PM
A military transport plane, C-130 crashed in Mississippi's Delta region, killing 16 people aboard on Monday.

A helicopter was searching for others around the crash site in a soybean field. Officials did not have information on what caused the crash or where the flight originated.

The aircraft is used for air-to-air refuelling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions. The plane is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a description on the U.S. Navy website.

(IK)

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