At slightest 16 bodies were recovered from a pile-up site of a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling craft that crashed Monday dusk in a soybean margin in Mississippi, authorities said.
The hunt for additional victims is continuing. The Marine Corps pronounced a aircraft “experienced a mishap.” The craft spiraled down during about 4 p.m. in a margin about 85 miles north of Jackson. The plane’s waste could were sparse in a radius of about 5 miles.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told The Associated Press that officials were still acid for bodies after nightfall.
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“We’re still acid a area,” Banks said. “It’s tough to find bodies in a dark.”
Banks progressing told a Greenwood Commonwealth that 16 people were believed to be on house though would not endorse that information to a AP.
The Marine Corps says it operated a craft though has supposing no information on where a moody originated or where it was going.
Alan Hammons, an central during Greenwood Airport, told WNCN that a aircraft suffered a “structural failure” during 20,000 feet. The Clarion Ledger reported that a craft over from Naval Support Activity Mid-South Base in Millington, Tenn.
An heated glow fed by jet fuel hampered firefighters, causing them to spin to unmanned inclination in an try to control a flames, authorities said. There were several high-intensity explosions.
Aerial cinema taken by WLBT-TV showed a skeleton of a craft burning, producing plumes of black fume manifest for miles opposite a prosaic landscape of a delta.
Austin Jones, who owns a adjacent farm, pronounced a glow continued after sunset.
“It’s blazing worse now than it was early in a afternoon,” pronounced Jones. He pronounced his son watched a craft go down while operative on a plantation and pronounced it was smoking as it descended.
Officials did not have information on what caused a pile-up or where a moody originated.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and a Associated Press contributed to this report.
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