SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia Air National Guard spokesman says at least five people have died in a military plane crash near the Savannah, Georgia, airport.
Capt. Jeff Bezore of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Air Wing said he couldn't say how many people in total were on the plane that crashed Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.
The Air Force says the plane was an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico.
Taken at 11:30 AM from Tanger Outlets in Pooler. C-130 plane crash near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Still seeing passenger planes landing so not sure if any impact on general aviation. @WJCLNews @WSAV @SavannahNow @WTOC11 @ChathamEMA pic.twitter.com/GAnFxbJsh2
— Minh Phan (@WXMinh) May 2, 2018
A photo tweeted by the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association shows the tail end of a plane and a field of flames and black smoke along the side of a road as an ambulance stands nearby.
Military c130 down at 21 and Gulfstream Rd. Avoid the area. 21 shut down until further notice. pic.twitter.com/6hUqwmkNUu
— IAFF574 Savannah (@IAFF574) May 2, 2018
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