16 people have died 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. The flight did not carry any survivors.
The aircraft was a KC-130, one of the most used planes in the military.
Congressman Steve Cohen, (Tenn-09) released the following statement on the crash Monday evening: “I am saddened by the terrible plane crash this evening in Mississippi that took the lives of five soldiers serving our country. My thoughts go out to the families of the deceased, and I hope for the survival of the others on board.”