USMC KC-130T that crashed in Mississippi had emergency at cruise altitude

More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T into a soybean field in Mississippi on Jul. 10. The aircraft, BuNo. 16500, suffered an emergency at cruise altitude, said Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commander of the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve.

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He added that there were two debris fields, one half a mile north of Highway 82 and a half a mile south of Highway 82.

It was bringing Marines from MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina to NAF El Centro in California.

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