A U.S. military plane crashed Monday in the southern state of Mississippi, killing at least 16 people.
Officials did not give details about where the plane originated from or where it was flying when it went down in a field about 150 kilometers north of Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson. The cause of the crash was also not clear.
Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said only that a KC-130 aircraft “experienced a mishap.”
Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters that 16 bodies had been recovered from the site of the crash.
Marcus Banks, the fire chief from the city of Greenwood, said debris from the plane was scattered in a radius of about eight kilometers.