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. Six of the Marines and the Navy sailor were from Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC), according to the statement.
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the incident was "heartbreaking", and that he and First Lady Melania Trump "send our deepest condolences to all!"
The KC-130T is one of the older variants of the aircraft in use with the Marine Corps.
It was the worst Marine Corps aviation crash since January 2005, when a CH-53E crashed in Iraq, killing 30 Marines and one sailor. Most of the names of those killed have not yet been made public.
The KC-130 is used to refuel aircraft in flight and transport cargo and troops.Читайте также: How the Shale Revolution Is Disrupting the Traditional Oil Market
No more smoke is rising the day after the fiery crash of a USA military plane in a field in rural MS, killing at least 16 people.
The Marine KC-130 crashed Monday afternoon, leaving a fiery wreckage and spreading debris for miles. "Our hearts go out to the families of those killed, as well as the Marines they served alongside".
Following the crash, more than a dozen agencies have responded to the scene and surrounding countryside, James said, including personnel from the FBI, ATF, and Department of Homeland Security.
The plane eventually crashed 85 miles north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta.
Capt. Sarah Burns, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps, said the refueling tanker "experienced a mishap" but gave no further details, the AP reported. "They said his plane went down, and they weren't able to find him".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.