This photograph got me. The photo on NY Post is cropped originally from FOX 40 Twitter account. It looks as if the plane is completely flattened.
Original photo behind this.
You can see why they cropped the photo, shame all around because this photo seems extremely tragic art.
My longest term friend, now an acquaintance still living nearby who I speak with once a year on average, at most twice a year, flew C-130 airplanes for the Navy. Back then he thought he could walk through walls. He's toned down the bravado considerably since then. If you've ever seen one these planes up close the impression it makes is like the same thing as flying a house. A big house. A McMansion. Because the pilots are way up there on top of it.
They're cargo planes. That's what the "C" stands for. I have no idea what the "K" means. The type that my acquaintance flew was for conducting experiments. It had different accoutrements attached to it, and painted white with red stripes. And it was flying these planes that instilled in him the awareness of outrageous government waste. The pilots had to keep up their flight hours and that meant flying for no good military purpose other than pilot flight hours. So a lot of flights were random, like picking up crab in Maryland. They called the exercises "crab run" putting emphasis on the bizarrely steep expense of maintaining flight proficiency.
This plane that crashed carried fuel. Here's a photo of the plane from Wikipedia.
It's a beautiful plane. They still fill me with awe. They drive tanks right up the back of these planes.