Military plane crashes outside Seville airport in Spain

MADRID - A military plane crashed into a field a mile (1.6 km) north of San Pablo airport in Seville, emergency services and the Spanish defence ministry said on Saturday.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said between eight and 10 people were on board, newspaper El Pais reported. The prime minister's office could not confirm he had said this.

Media images showed fire-fighters spraying smoking wreckage in a ploughed field. The plane was an Airbus A400M and was not being flown by the Spanish military, the defence ministry said.

The plane had not yet been delivered to the Spanish military and was under trial, El Pais said.