16 dead after Marine Corps plane crashes in Mississippi

The aircraft was a KC-130, one of the most extensively used planes in the military.

The planes can be modified for various uses including carrying cargo, transporting troops or carrying out inflight refueling.

Secretary of the Interior and Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke tweeted his condolences saying: “Please join me in praying for or sending good thoughts to the families and unit of the Marines we lost tonight in the C 130 crash.”