16 Killed in Military Plane Crash in Mississippi

Leflore County, Miss. - (ABC) A military transport plane crashed in Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 service members, the Marine Forces Reserve has confirmed.

The Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi -- located about 85 miles north of Jackson -- at around 4 p.m. local time, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

The flight took off from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., the Marine Forces Reserve said in a statement.

The plane vanished from air traffic control radar somewhere over Mississippi, the statement continued.

The Marine Forces Reserve said that cause of the crash is still unknown, and the incident is currently under investigation. They are withholding the names of the deceased in order to allow more time for loved ones to be notified.

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