by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/11/17, 08:26 am
A U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening, killing at least 16 people, officials said. The KC-130 aircraft, which set off from the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C., spiraled into a field some 85 miles north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. At a press briefing, Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle said authorities recovered 16 bodies from the crash site. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement the aircraft “experienced a mishap” but provided no details on what might have caused the crash.