State law enforcement agencies are guarding the site where the Marine Corp KC-130 crashed on Monday in Mississippi's Leflore County, killing 15 Marines and 1 Navy corpsman. Investigators are still trying to determine why the KC-130 air tanker plummeted to the ground in rural MS on Monday afternoon.
He continued saying that the men and women in uniform, risk their lives every day to secure freedom.According to the BBC news, Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted, 'Marine plane crash in MS is heartbreaking.
The governor has declared an emergency in the area affected by the KC-130 crash.
The KC-130 is used to refuel aircraft in flight and transport cargo and troops. The force of the crash almost flattened the plane, Jones said.
The incident is the latest in a series of fatal aviation within the Marine Corps and the deadliest in more than a decade, when a CH-53E Super Stallion crash in western Iraq killed 30 Marines and one sailor in 2005. "Caine M. Goyette, was among the U.S. service members whose lives were lost in the KC-130T Hercules crash in MS earlier this week", U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko said in a statement. He was part of the 2nd Raider Battalion, stationed at Camp Lejeune.
Class A mishaps are defined by the Marine Corps as an unplanned event or series of events resulting in fatality, injury or property damage in excess of $2 million. "There is a large debris pattern", James said.
Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James says two main impact areas are separated by a mile, but smaller debris is scattered more widely.
Maj. Caine M. Goyette; Capt. Sean E. Elliott; Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins; Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson; Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Snowden; Sgt.
Marine Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne, whose home of record was indicated as Dallas, was identified Friday as one of the victims. Daniel I. Baldassare of Monmouth, N.J.; Cpl. The other nine Marines aboard, and the plane, were based in Newburgh, N.Y., Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus said.