Detroit Marine among those killed in Mississippi plane crash

US military plane crashes in Mississippi 5 killed

Six were Marines and one was a sailor.

The cause of the crash and the identities of those killed in the crash has yet to be released.

Julian Kevianne, 31, a Marine sergeant from Detroit, was among the 16 people killed Monday when a USA military plane crashed in MS, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration contacted the Marines when the plane dropped from air traffic control radar while over Mississippi.

"A KC-130 military refuelling tanker crashed about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of state capital Jackson", Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told the Reuters. Just prior to the crash, a witness said that he had heard a loud bang, then saw the aircraft spiraling down, engine trailing smoke.

Neuhaus said the New York-based Marines will be flown back to Dover Air Force Base, then to Orange County. "Keep them in your thoughts".

However, CBS News reports that familly members of Marine Corps Sgt. The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed the tragedy but did not provide any additional information.

"Members of the military put their lives on the line every day, and this accident underscores the dangers and risks that they face", Neuhaus said in a prepared statement. "But this sudden loss and also this sudden news here has really taken many of us by surprise and we're all going to be striving to help provide aid and comfort to these families".

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Seven of 16 service members who died in the crash of a transport plane were part of a special operations unit, the U.S.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the crash earlier today, calling it "heartbreaking".

Near the crash site on Tuesday morning, David Weeks stopped along U.S. 82 and played taps on a bugle, video from CNN affiliate WJTV shows. ". We lost some of our best yesterday".

"[The plane] was spinning down", Jones told The Associated Press late Monday.

Local catfish farmer Andy Jones described the scene as "one of the worst fires you can imagine".

The investigation into what caused the refueling military plane to crash into a soybean field on Monday is still ongoing.

" 'Beans are about waist-high, and there wasn't much sticking out above the beans, ' he said".

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