Jul 11, 2017
U.S. Military plane crashes in Mississippi
A Marine Corps refueling tanker crashed into a field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard, AP reports from Itta Bena, Miss.:
- "[T]he KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles ... north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta."
- "Andy Jones said he was working on his family's catfish farm ... when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane corkscrewing downward with one engine smoking."
- "Jones said the plane hit the ground behind some trees in a soybean field ... The force of the crash nearly flattened the plane."