Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash

FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file photo, smoke rises in the air after a military transport plane crashed into a field near Itta Bena, Miss., on the western edge of Leflore County, as seen from U.S. Highway 82. Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, according to the report on the causes of the July 10, 2017, crash, released Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Lo, File)

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