Military plane carrying 9 crashes near Georgia airport; no apparent survivors, officials say


A Puerto Rican Air National Guard military aircraft with nine people on board crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from a Georgia airport Wednesday, and officials said there appeared to be no survivors.

The WC-130 plane was being flown into retirement when it crashed on a highway just before 11:30 a.m., shortly after takeoff from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard WC-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  (James Lavine via AP)

“There has been a plane crash at the intersection of Hwy 21 at Crossgate Rd. Roads will be shut down. Please avoid the area,” Chatham EMA tweeted shortly after the incident. – READ MORE

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