ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Officials say a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane has crashed in Mississippi's Delta region, killing at least five people aboard.
Leflore (le-FLOR') County Sheriff Ricky Banks tells The Associated Press that a C-130 military transport crashed Monday about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson.
Banks tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that at least five of the nine people supposed to be aboard have been confirmed dead.
Local officials did not immediately have information on where the flight originated or what branch of the military it belongs to, though the Marine Corps later confirmed on Twitter that a KC-130 mishap occurred and said further information will be released as available.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen is directing comment to the military.
A spokesperson for the Marine Corps didn't immediately provide any additional details.
-- Military.com contributed to this report.