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U.S. Military plane crashes in Mississippi

AP

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."