16 dead as Marine Corps plane crashes in Mississippi

At least 16 people have died after a US military plane crashed in the State of Mississippi on Monday.

According to Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle, victims were on the Marine Corps aircraft and there were no survivors,

The crash happened in LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160km) north of Jackson, the state capital.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said the incident was a “tragedy”.

“Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom,” he said.

Mississippi outlet the Clarion-Ledger said the plane came down in a soybean field on the Sunflower-Leflore county line.

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