A KC-130, used as a refueling tanker, “experienced a mishap” when it spiraled down about 4 p.m. into a soybean field, about 85 miles north of Jackson, the Marine Corps said. The aircraft’s debris scattered in a radius of about 5 miles.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told The Associated Press that officials were continuing to look for possible survivors. Banks earlier told the Greenwood Commonwealth 16 people were believed to be on board, but would not confirm that information to The Associated Press.
Sixteen on board? I can only speculate that it was a school-house training flight, since I *think* (and someone chime in if I’m wrong) that the Navy/Marine Corps C-130 enlisted crew school is still in Memphis, TN.
May flights of angels sing them to their rest.