At least 16 people have died after a USA military plane crashed in the southern state of MS at around 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Monday.
A KC-130 aircraft is an extended-range tanker version of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules that has been modified for aerial refueling.The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft used primarily for military transportation.
Phil Bryant, the MS governor, took to social media to describe the crash as a "tragedy".
Dramatic footage from broadcaster "WLBT" showed a large plane on fire in the middle of a field of crops, with smoke billowing up.
Local farmer Andy Jones was working on his family's catfish farm when he suddenly heard a loud boom.
The Marine Corps said that while they are still investigating the details of the crash, their primary focus is to provide the necessary support and resources to friends, family, and service members who are going through this hard time.
Aviation is inherently safe but in the case of a crash it is unforgiving and, in most cases, the fatalities are 100%.
MFR said due to having small arms ammunition and personal weapons onboard, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is at the scene as a precautionary measure.
Mississippi's two senators addressed the crash on Twitter as well, both saying they were "saddened" by the news. "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", Zinke wrote on Twitter.
"The debris field spanned a five-mile radius." according to a report on The Clarion Ledger, and that, "4,000 gallons of foam were used to combat the blaze".
It wasn't clear Monday evening where the flight originated or where it was headed.
"We were driven away by several high-intensity explosions", Marcus Banks said.
"Members of the military put their lives on the line every day, and this accident underscores the dangers and risks that they face", Neuhaus added.