Crew in deadly military crash was based at Stewart

A KC-130T aircraft, which is used for transport and refueling

News reports, subsequently confirmed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said at least some of the crew in a Mississippi crash that killed 16 servicemen were based at Stewart Air National Guard Base.

According to a release from the Marines, the aircraft that crashed at approximately 4 p.m. Monday in a soybean field in rural LeFlore County, Mississippi was a KC-130T traveling from Cherry Point, North Carolina to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.

The crew and passengers consisted of 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman.  The plane came from the Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452, Marine Air Group-49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve.


The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification and the cause of the crash is being investigated.