According to US media reports, a US military aircraft has crashed in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people.
The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details.
The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle as confirming the death toll of 16.
The incident took place around 4 pm (2100 GMT), the Clarion-Ledger said, noting that firefighters sprayed the aircraft with huge layers of foam to quell the fire.
The plane crashed in a soybean field on the Sunflower-Leflore county line, the paper said.