At least 16 people were killed after a United States military plane crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi, on Monday evening, local time. None of the passengers on the aircraft survived, CNN reported, quoting Fred Randle, the county’s emergency management director.
The KC-130 plane, which is used widely in the US military, was part of the Marine Corps’ squadron. A spokesperson for the Marine Corps said the “plane experienced a mishap”, but it is unclear what led the aircraft to crash. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant called the incident a tragedy, though he did not provide any further details.