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Crash of a Lockheed KC-130T Hercules near Itta Bena: 16 killed

Accident description

  • Jul 10, 2017 at 1630 LT
  • 165000
  • Flight
  • Refuelling
  • No
  • Plain
  • Cherry Point - El Centro
  • 5303
  • 1992
  • Itta Bena, Mississippi
  • USA
  • North America
  • 16
  • 16
  • 0
  • 0
  • 16
  • The aircraft left MCAS Cherry Point-Cunningham Field in the early afternoon for a refueling mission. En route, in unclear circumstances, the aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and apparently crashed in a flat attitude in a soybeans field located 7 miles southwest of Itta Bena. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 16 occupants have been killed. They were en route to NAS El Centro, California. The aircraft was delivered in December 1992.