LEFLORE COUNTY, Miss. — Sixteen people are dead in the crash of a Marine Corps airplane in Leflore County, Mississippi, according to Fred Randle, county emergency management director.
Randle said all 16 victims were on the plane and there were no survivors from the aircraft.
"A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10," the U.S. Marines confirmed on Twitter. "Further information will be released as available."
The plane crashed in a field near County Road 237 and Highway 82, which is near the Leflore County/Sunflower County line.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant posted on Facebook, "Please join Deborah and me in praying for those hurting after this tragedy. Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom."