Mississippi: Nearly 16 people on board died after a military plane crashed in Mississippi’s Delta region on Monday.
“A KC-130 military refueling tanker crashed about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of state capital Jackson”, Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks stated.
Banks asserted that at the time of crash, the helicopter was finding people to evacuate them from soybean field on Monday. The operation lasted for over five hours following the KC-130 refueling tanker fall to the ground into a soybean field.
The hurtle was held at about 4 p.m. local time and wreckage from the plane was dispersed in a radius of about 5 miles (8 kilometers). He added, the plane crashed into the soyabean field. After the crash, the fire evolved into the flight.
“We were driven away by several high-intensity explosions,” he added.
The photographs of the incident has gone viral on the social media that showcases the skeleton of plane.
Following sunset, the fire continued for long time, Austin Jones, owner of a neighboring farm stated.
“It’s burning worse now than it was early in the afternoon,” he affirmed.
No information regarding the plane origination has been given yet.