Marine Transport Plane Crashes In Mississippi; 16 Reported Dead

US Military Plane Crash In Mississippi Leaves At Least 16 Dead

Marine Aircraft Disaster: 15 Marines, 1 Navy Corpsman Killed in Mississippi Crash

The Marines Corps plane incident killed #Sixteen people.The crash took place in LeFlore County, 160 km north of the state capital, Jackson.

"Indications are something went wrong at cruise altitude", the general said. It dropped below the tree line with a bang. "Then all of a sudden you realized that the smoke was coming off one of the sides of the wing".

James says officials will now continue the recovery process and investigation. Number two preservation of impact sites and equipment.

"None of that stuff should be touched", Fisher said.

Jones added the fire was punctuated by the pops of small explosions.

The Marines gave no immediate details on the cause of the crash.

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A second Marine with local ties has been identified as one of the victims in the fiery plane crash in MS earlier this week.

Six of the Marines and the sailor were from the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the post said. Said his mother: "He was a great Marine".

The plane was based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in NY state and had on board troops from that base and our Camp Lejeune.

Military personnel search a bean field Wednesday at the site where a military transport plane crashed Monday in the Mississippi Delta near Itta Bena, . Their unit is part of Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command.

Gunnery Sgt. Brendan Johnson, 46, told his father he had the best job in the Marine Corps. "He liked to fly". Debris from the KC-130 is scattered for miles.

"They're still calling it an accident".

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US President Donald Trump, in a tweet, said the news was "heartbreaking". "We're probably not going to know for a long time".

Andy Jones said he was working on his family's catfish farm just before 4 p.m. when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane spiraling downward with one engine smoking.

The transport plane had disappeared from radar over MS, crashing late Monday afternoon.

Banks said people have stopped picking up the debris after the governor's warning.

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The KC-130 is used to refuel aircraft in flight and to transport cargo and troops. "Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!" 49 were among those killed in Monday's crash in Mississippi.

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