C-130 military transport aircraft crashes in Mississippi

LEFLORE COUNTY, MS – First responders are on the scene of a plane crash in Leflore County.

Authorities on the ground told to WTVA, the plane was an Military C-130 out of Memphis with eight people on board. So far, six bodies have been recovered.

Firefighters are working to put out the fire after the plane crashed in an agricultural field near County Road 287, just off Highway 82, and near the LeFlore/Sunflower County line.

He said it’s also unknown to him at this point if the plane came from the Tennessee National Guard or if it is active duty Air Force, but the preliminary report is that it came from the Millington base via Cherry Point, NC.

This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available.