A number of people were feared dead after a military aircraft crashed near a California highway Wednesday, according to a local sheriff’s office.
The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred near Highway 78 and the Coachella Canal, but didn’t know what time or if there were any casualties.
At least five people were on board the plane. It was not clear whether they survived the crash.
Emergency personnel was responding to the scene.
The sheriff’s office did not have additional information at this time.