He said that by the time he and others made it to the crash site to help, the heat was already too intense to approach.
State law enforcement agencies are guarding the site where the KC-130 crashed. The Marine Forces Reserve has said the sailor was a corpsman, which is a medical specialist. Six were Marines and one was a sailor. The crash killed at least 16 people who were aboard the aircraft.
The transport plane was moving personnel and equipment from North Carolina to a western base to train before deploying.
Aerial pictures taken by WLBT-TV showed the skeleton of the plane burning strongly.
Seven of the victims were Special Ops Forces based in North Carolina.
Names of those killed were being withheld pending notification of their families. The flight originated at an air station in Cherry Point, N.C.
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The elder Johnson said his son, who was taking on more administrative work, was looking to retire next year, possibly returning to school for a master's degree and then move from Newburgh, New York, to Montana, where his wife, Anna, is from.
Debris from the crash covered both sides of Highway 82 in the MS delta, between the towns of Itta Bena and Moorehead, Miss.
Ryan Lohrey, a former resident of Middletown in Madison County and 2005 Shenandoah graduate, was killed in the crash - the deadliest in the USA or overseas since 2005.
The U.S. military plane that crashed in a soybean field in rural MS killing at least 16 people on board originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina.
The station covers 45 square miles (115 square kilometers) and has almost 14,000 Marines, sailors and civilian employees.
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the incident was "heartbreaking", and that he and First Lady Melania Trump "send our deepest condolences to all!"
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Speaking at a confirmation hearing for U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Senate Armed Services Committee chair John McCain paid tribute to the marines who died after a U.S. military transport plane crashed in rural northern MS on Monday evening. According to an official, the crash resulted in debris spreading for miles. Shortly after that, the plane crashed near the town of Itta Benna in western Mississippi.
Officials did not release information on what caused the crash.
Accidents involving United States military aircraft are not uncommon, but rarely do they claim so many lives.
Chris Nissen, who shot video of the aftermath, said there were lots of small explosions after the initial crash.
Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks told the Greenwood Commonwealth that debris from the plane was scattered in a radius of about 5 miles (8 kilometers).
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Capt. Sarah Burns, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps, said the refueling tanker "experienced a mishap" but gave no further details, the AP reported.