Bryant asks people to stay away and turn debris over to authorities. The Yankee 72 crash also marks the latest blow to the tightknit Marine Corps Special Operations community. Six were Marines and one was a sailor. Officials said a Marine Corps refueling plane that crashed and burned on Monday in the.
The transport plane was moving personnel and equipment from North Carolina to a western base to train before deploying.
Seven of the US troops killed were special operations forces, six were Marines and one was a sailor.More news: GFW Suspends Alberto El Patron
Officials have not released the names of those killed. The cause of the crash was under investigation, though no foul play was suspected.
The KC-130T United States United States Marine Corps is a multi-role, long-range, land-based tactical aircraft which provides logistic support and air-to-air refueling to fleet operating forces.
The elder Johnson said his son, who was taking on more administrative work, was looking to retire next year, possibly returning to school for a master's degree and then move from Newburgh, New York, to Montana, where his wife, Anna, is from. The aircraft was ferrying the team of Marine Raiders from an airfield in North Carolina to predeployment training in Yuma, Ariz., and was also carrying the group's small arms and accompanying ammunition. Authorities say it took off from Memphis and then crashed in a field in Mississippi's delta region this afternoon.More news: Lena Headey from Game of Thrones Opens Up About Postpartum Depression
The commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller said: "On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the aircraft mishap yesterday afternoon in MS,".
Monday's crash is the deadliest marine air disaster since 2005.
The KC-130 spiraled into a soybean field about 4 p.m. Monday, spreading debris for miles and resulting in fiery wreckage that burned for hours.More news: Facebook, Google, Netflix take part in United States net neutrality 'day of action'
Just one day a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T crashed into a MS field, a man stopped on the side of the highway to and played "Taps" to honor the 16 service members killed, FOX13 reports.