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C-130 down in Mississippi

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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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A C-130 from Memphis has crashed in Greenwood, Mississippi. At least four people are dead. The aircraft left Memphis with 8 people on board, before crashing in a field off Highway 82 in Leflore County.

Story is just breaking. Updates as they become available.

m.wmctv.com...

www.wsbtv.com...
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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Very sad news. Are there any on going issues regarding C-130s currently?
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: CulturalResilience

No. It's a sturdy, very reliable aircraft.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's what I thought, and that's why I wanted your informed opinion.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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Do we know the aircrafts deatinatuon?

Any femal navy service members...

Just sayin...

From Memphis earlier today
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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The death toll now stands at 5. There are conflicting reports as to if it was 8 or 9 on board, as well as if it was Active Duty or Guard.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

What the hell does that have to do with this.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

There are some excellent female pilots and crew members. Please dont insult an entire gender.

My sincerest condolences to all abordvand their loved ones.
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Just finished reading that thread and saw this one...
Memphis twice in one day?
It's definitely a stretch...




Thoughts and prayers with the flight crew and their families



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Referring to any passengers; my apologies

My tin foil hat is too tite



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
The death toll now stands at 5. There are conflicting reports as to if it was 8 or 9 on board, as well as if it was Active Duty or Guard.


5 sounds about right for a basic crew on a tactical training mission.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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It says a possible mid air explosion?
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

It had to be something catastrophic. There are no indications of reports of trouble yet.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Little Creek is in Virginia. They were heading west, away from Little Creek.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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The plane left Memphis and flew due south




Initial reports indicate that the plane came from the Naval Support Activity Mid-South Base located in Millington, Tennessee according to the Clarion Ledger.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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Six bodies now recovered.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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Media is reporting it suffered an in flight structural failure. That could be anything from the Depot forgetting to put lock nuts on when they reattached the wings, and a wing separated, to something on board exploding.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

What's the turnaround time on crash investigations

Civilian v Military?

Does NTSB conduct both?



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Depends on the service. Military crashes are handled by the service that owned the aircraft. If it's Air Force, which it appears it might not have been, they'll seat a Safety Investigation Board that will do a classified investigation that will be distributed to units that operate the aircraft.

At the same time, they have an Accident Investigation Board, that has 90 days to release a public accident report. Sometimes they get released closer to a year, through a FOIA, but they'll release at least a statement about the findings in a few months. The investigation is similar to an NTSB investigation. They have officers from various departments that will check the engines, life support systems, maintenance history, etc.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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The Marines just announced it was one of their KC-130s. No word on model.

If the picture I just saw is accurate, the right horizontal stabilizer snapped about 2 feet from the fuselage, they flipped on their back and came basically straight down.
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