Sad news coming out of Mississippi today for the families of several soldiers based in , NY ...

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Earlier today we were hearing and seeing reports of a military plane crash in Mississippi that took the lives of the 16 people on board. Judging by the horrific pictures, videos, and eye witness accounts that have been circulating it doesn't seem that anyone saw it coming or had any chance of surviving the crash let alone the blasts and fires that followed.

, NY.

News10 the authorities are still working on finding out who was on board the plane and notifying their families.

So if you know someone who is in the military and is based in now would probably be a good time to give them a call and check to make sure that they are alright. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families today.