UPDATE: At least 5 people dead after military cargo plane crashes near airport in Savannah, Georgia
A Georgia Air National Guard spokesman says at least five people have died in a military plane crash near the Savannah, Georgia, airport.
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.
A spokesman for the Puerto Rico National Guard says the plane was headed to Arizona.
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.
The plane crashed at the intersection of two roads, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency said in a tweet.
A photo tweeted by the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association shows the tail end of a plane and a field of flames and black smoke as an ambulance waits nearby.
Another tweet showed Savannah firefighters cleaning up the wreckage.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport said on social media that some flights were being affected though the crash happened off its property. The airport advised passengers to check with their airline for updated flight information.
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