UPDATE: At least 5 dead in Georgia military plane crash

The plane crashed at an intersection in Savannah Wednesday morning.

Posted: May 2, 2018 11:37 AM
Updated: May 2, 2018 1:02 PM

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.

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.

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