Debris from the KC-130 is scattered for miles. It can go above 30,000 feet with a relatively light load, but it generally cruises below that level.
Jones said the plan hit the ground behind some trees in the soybean field, and by the time he and others reached the crash site, fires were burning too intensely to approach the wreckage.
"There is a large debris pattern", he added, noting there were two large impact areas a mile apart. Jones told CNN that there were bodies on the opposite side of USA 82 from the main crash site. He said Brendan loved the outdoors and was considering a job as a park ranger or a fish and game warden. "So members of the public if you happen upon any of these items it's very important to note none of this stuff should be touched removal of anything from any of these areas could be subject to criminal prosecution". The FBI joined the investigation, but Marine Maj. He continued saying that the men and women in uniform, risk their lives every day to secure freedom.According to the BBC news, Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted, 'Marine plane crash in MS is heartbreaking.
"Janet and I offer honest condolences to the family and friends of Indiana's own Ryan Lohrey, a Navy corpsman who lost his life in a tragic plane crash this week along with 15 other servicemen".
Orange County is home to Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
"We lived it so we know that freedom isn't free", said Jones. He works for a landscaping company that serves the base.
The crash is the deadliest Marine crash anywhere in the world in more than a decade. The plane crashed just off US 82, about 85 miles north of Jackson, with debris found on both sides of the road.
To his friends and family, he was known as "Billy Joe", the 33-year-old son of a Marine who was married to his high school sweetheart. It can be modified to be used for carrying cargo, transporting troops or carrying out inflight refueling, according to CNN.
The plane was built in 1993. We should keep them in our prayers always, and never take their sacrifice for granted.
Information for this article was contributed by Emily Wagster Pettus, Rogelio Solis and Michael Hill of The Associated Press; and by Ellen Ann Fentress, Richard Perez-Pena and Dave Philipps of The New York Times.