At Least 5 Dead In Military Plane Crash In Georgia
SAVANNAH, Georgia - An Air National Guard plane crashed on a road in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to CBS News.
The Associated Press said a Georgia Air National Guard official reported at least five people died in the crash.
Photos of the wreckage indicated the plane was an Air National Guard C-130 from Puerto Rico.
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
WTOC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Savannah, reported five people were on the airplane.
WTOC reported officials had told them the four-engine turboprop had taken off from the Savannah airport when it crashed. The station reported the C-130 was on its way to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
The station reported the FBI and the ATF had taken over control of the crash scene, but they were being assisted by numerous local police and fire departments.
A witness told the station he saw the plane roll upside down and crash onto a road.