Fatalities reported in Mississippi military plane crash

July 10, 2017 - 9:03 pm

(GREENWOOD, Miss.) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has confirmed to ABC News that a KC-130 aircraft crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi, on Monday night.

“A USMC KC-130 experienced a mishap the evening of July 10,” said Captain Sarah Burns, a Marine Corps spokesperson, in a statement. “Further information will be passed as available."

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency also confirmed the crash and said there were fatalities.

Nine people were believed to have been on board, according to local media.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

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