Marine from Jacksonville, Florida, among 16 killed in military plane crash

Vermont Family Mourns Marine Killed in Military Plane Crash

Military personnel search a bean field Wednesday at the site where a military transport plane crashed Monday in the Mississippi Delta near Itta Bena, .

STEWART ANG BASE -The commanding officer of the Marine Corps Reserve 4th Marine Aircraft Wing said Wednesday that the problem that brought the KC-130 airplane down appears to have occurred at cruise altitude.

Bryant, in statements Tuesday on Twitter, said law enforcement authorities have received reports that items are being taken from the crash site. Bodies were found more than a mile from the plane.

"The crash of the KC-130 killed 15 Marines and a Navy sailor".

Banks said people have stopped picking up the debris after the governor's warning. Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher says residents should be aware of risky debris. The fierce blaze produced black smoke visible for miles across the flat region and continued to burn after dusk, more than four hours later.

"Kundrat served in Iraq, his mother said, later joining the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command 2nd Marine Raider battalion stationed at Camp Lejeune".

News 12 has learned that Mark Hopkins, of New Windsor, was on the plane based out of Stewart Air National Guard that crashed on Monday.

They were headed to Yuma, Arizona for pre-deployment training.

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

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said in a press release: "This is a tragic reminder of the dangers our service members are confronted with on a daily basis, including the training missions that are needed to help keep our nation safe at home and overseas". "We all suffer the loss of any military member". The FBI joined the investigation, but Marine Maj.

"Out of respect for the families, we will not release the names or specifics as of now; expect the roster of names within the next few days", James said.

"You may have been the youngest, but we always looked up to you", Kelly Lennon wrote.

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