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Officials: 16 people dead after military plane crashes in Mississippi

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A military cargo plane crashed into a field outside Greenwood, Mississippi, on Monday according to MSNewsNow.

Fred Randle, county emergency management director, said 16 people are dead, and there were 16 people on the plane.

Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told The Associated Press that a C-130 military transport crashed about 85 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi. Officials did not have information on what caused the crash or where the flight originated.

Banks said a helicopter was searching for others around the crash site in a soybean field.

The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 13 Memphis that at least eight bodies have been recovered from the wreckage.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a Marine C-130 "experienced a mishap" Monday evening.

Greenwood Fire Chief Marcus Banks, no relation to the sheriff, said the crash was reported about 4 p.m., and debris from the plane was scattered in a radius of about 5 miles.

Firefighters are working to put out the fire sparked near the crash site in agricultural field near the LeFlore/Sunflower County line.

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