At least 16 people were killed when a U.S. Military plane crashed in rural Mississippi.

No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi’s Leflore county, about 160 kilometers north of Jackson, the state capital.

Fred Randle, Leflore county’s director of emergency management said that at least 16 people had perished. Randle gave no further details of the incident.

The U.S. Marine corps twitter account posted that a U.S. Marines KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft had experienced a “mishap”.