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John McCain pays tribute to 16 killed in military plane crash

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 01:05

After 16 service members were killed in a U.S. military transport plane crash in rural northern Mississippi, Senator John McCain said during a confirmation hearing, ''we're all keeping their families in our hearts and prayers.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Speaking at a confirmation hearing for U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Senate Armed Services Committee chair John McCain paid tribute to the marines who died after a U.S. military transport plane crashed in rural northern Mississippi on Monday evening. "We're all keeping their families in our hearts and prayers," McCain said. Sixteen service members were killed after a U.S. military transport plane crashed in rural northern Mississippi on Monday evening, the U.S Marine Corps said on Tuesday. The KC-130 Hercules aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar after taking off from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, the Marine Corps said in a statement. It plunged into a field at approximately 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EST) on Monday in Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital.

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John McCain pays tribute to 16 killed in military plane crash

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 01:05