LEFLORE COUNTY, Ms. — Sixteen individuals are lifeless within the crash of a Marine Corps airplane in Leflore County, Mississippi, in accordance with Fred Randle, county emergency administration director.
Randle stated all sixteen victims have been on the aircraft and there have been no survivors from the plane. The FBI is on the scene.
The Marine Corps introduced the incident on its Twitter account however didn’t present particulars.
Native media retailers on the crash website have been anticipating an replace from officers late Monday night time, however Randle stated that they had no further info to supply, citing the continued investigation.
The plane was a KC-one hundred thirty, one of the crucial extensively used planes within the army.
The planes might be modified for numerous makes use of together with carrying cargo, transporting troops or finishing up inflight refueling.
Secretary of the Inside and Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke tweeted his condolences saying: “Please be a part of me in praying for or sending good ideas to the households and unit of the Marines we misplaced tonight within the C one hundred thirty crash.”
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen additionally expressed his sympathies, tweeting “So sorry to study of sixteen Marines dropping their lives whereas serving our nation. My coronary heart goes out to their households, buddies and fellow Troopers.”
Republican Senator Thad Cochran stated he was “Deeply saddened by the lack of life in right now’s @USMC KC-one hundred thirty crash within the Mississippi Delta. Our ideas & prayers are w/everybody concerned.”
Leflore County is essentially rural space within the western a part of the state.