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Seven of 16 killed in plane crash were Marine Raiders

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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly military plane crash in Mississippi (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

Seven of the U.S. troops killed in the Mississippi plane crash were special operations forces based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Six were  and one was a sailor.

The  Corps refueling and cargo plane went down in a soybean field on Monday and killed 16 military members in all. The  said Tuesday that the air tanker was based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, and headed to California.

One of the plane’s stops was in North Carolina, presumably to pick up the seven commandos. The plane was scheduled to drop them and their equipment off for training at  Corps Air Station , Arizona, and fly on to a naval air field at El Centro, California. The seven commandos were from the Camp Lejeune-based 2nd   Battalion.

Officials have not released the names of those killed. The crash is under investigation.

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