Crash grounds Marine planes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

WASH­ING­TON — The Marine Corps has grounded its en­tire KC130T fleet of cargo planes, the same type of air­craft that crashed ear­lier this month in western Mis­sis­sippi, killing all 16 aboard and mark­ing the dead­li­est avi­a­tion ac­ci­dent for the Marines in more than a decade.

“Out of an abun­dance of cau­tion, the Marine Corps took the pru­dent ac­tion not to fly our KC130T air­craft in the wake of the mishap on July 10 un­til fur­ther no­tice,” 2nd Lt. Stephanie Leguiza­mon, a Marine spokesman, said in an email.

The air­craft that crashed on July 10 was from Marine Aerial Re­fu­eler Trans­port Squadron 452. It was fly­ing from an air­field in North Carolina to Yuma, Ariz., to trans­port six Marines and one sailor from the 2nd Marine Raider Bat­tal­ion, a Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions unit, when it went down.

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