KC-130 Goes Down in Mississippi

Terrible news for the Marine Corps.

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.

Awful.

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.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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