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9 Victims of Marine Plane Crash to Be Honored at NY Air Base

All 16 people aboard the plane died in the crash

What to Know

  • All 16 people aboard died when the military refueling plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi Monday
  • Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman were on board the KC-130 plane that spiraled and crashed into a soybean field
  • The plane was based out of VMGR-452, the reserve squadron stationed at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh

Nine Marine Corps aviators who were killed when their New York-based transport plane crashed in Mississippi last month will be honored during a memorial service at their former air base.

The victims of the July 10 crash of the C-130 include nine crew members who served in a Marine Forces Reserve transport squadron based at Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh in New York's Hudson Valley. The other seven servicemen killed in the crash included six Marines and a Navy Corpsman from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The memorial service will occur Sunday afternoon at the Newburgh air base. It's closed to the public but will be livestreamed.

The plane was headed for pre-deployment training in Arizona when it crashed. The cause remains under investigation.

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