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Coroner: 6 people confirmed dead after Military plane crashes in Sunflower County

Coroner: 6 people confirmed dead after Military plane crashes in Sunflower County”

Officials say a military transport plane has crashed in Mississippi's Delta region, killing at least five people aboard.

LeFlore Country deputy coroner Will Gnemi said the office were called to the site and that they are still searching for victims.

He added the final death toll would not be known until the end of the day. The wreckage is said to be in a rural area with some vegetation.

"Please join Deborah and me in praying for those hurting after this tragedy", Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on Facebook.

The plane was reportedly coming from Memphis, but that has not confirmed that at this time.

The Hercules is a large, four-engine aircraft used for military transport by both the Army and Air Force.



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