Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in MS plane crash

Kristopher Drake
July 14, 2017

Of the 16 servicemen killed in a plane crash in MS earlier this week, one of them was from Indiana.

Several of the crew members aboard the Marine Corps Reserves KC-130 aircraft that crashed in MS on Monday killing all 16, were assigned to the Stewart Air Guard Base where the Marines Det.

The KC-130 Hercules aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar over MS after taking off from Cherry Point, North Carolina. He was one of the first responders on the scene after the Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft crashed in rural LeFlore County on Monday evening.

During the news conference, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety Marshall Fisher reminded residents that any person taking items from the site of the accident could be prosecuted.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Marines said Tuesday that the air tanker was based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, and headed to California.

"There is a large debris pattern" and two major impact areas a mile apart, he said. "He was a Marine", said Hutto.

We now know one of the Marines killed grew up MI.

"He was thinking of looking into that, but he said, 'You know, I've got some time, '" Johnson said.

The incident was a "tragedy", Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on social media site Facebook, but provided no details. It can be configured to refuel aircraft in midair in addition to being a general goal cargo and personnel transport.

The names and hometowns of the victims have not been released pending notification of family.

The crew included six Marine Raiders and a sailor from the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune and nine other crew members from Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron 452, a reserve unit from NY, officials said.

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