16 military service members killed in plane crash, 85 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi on July 10.
The KC-130 refueling tanker took off from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and for reasons that have not been communicated, the plane crashed into a soybean field located 85 miles north of Jackson around 4pm local time, where died all occupants.
Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle said that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground.
Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said in a statement that a KC-130 “experienced a mishap” Monday evening but provided no details.
President Donald Trump offered condolences, last Tuesday on Twitter: “Marine Plane crash in Mississippi is heartbreaking. Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!”.
The cause of the crash is still unknown and is under investigation.