Photos released of 15 Marines, sailor killed in military plane crash

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The Marine Forces Reserve has released the identities and photographs of 16 military personnel who were killed in a plane crash in Mississippi this week.

The military plane, a KC-130, was traveling from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina when it spiraled into a soybean field about 4 p.m. Monday, spreading debris for miles and resulting in fiery wreckage that burned for hours.

While the KC-130 refueling tanker took off from Cherry Point, the plane was under the command of the 4th Marine Air Wing, which is part of the Marine Forces Reserve headquartered in New Orleans.

Fifteen Marines died in the plane crash. The other victim was a Navy Corpsman.