Puerto Rican National Guard Plane Crashes Leaving 9 Dead

Military transport plane crashes in Chatham County, GA

It said the C-130 plane was from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

In the past month, eight USA military non-combat aviation crashes have killed at least 12 service members.

His company handles hazardous materials, he said, expressing gratitude that the aircraft didn't crash in his immediate vicinity.

A U.S. military transport aircraft has crashed onto a highway in the southern USA state of Georgia. Officials from Coastal Carolina Hospital and St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital also said they had not treated any patients from the crash.

According to Bilbo, the debris field stretched 600 feet in diameter. He took a moment of silence for those involved in the incident. Records show only two in-flight Class A mishaps were recorded before the MS crash, both in 2002. A KC130F crash landed shortly after taking off in California, causing injuries but no deaths.

The plane crashed at the intersection of Georgia 21 and Crossgate Rd. The National Guard tweeted that it will look into the incident.

NPR's Nicole Hernandez contributed to this report.

In a press-service of National guard reported that on Board were five people.

Roads in the surrounding area have been closed and there are significant delays to flights at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

In a tweet, President Trump said he was "briefed" on the crash and asked that people join him in "thoughts and prayers for the victims".

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Senior Master Sergeant Roger Parsons, an Air Force spokesman, said at a news conference that the cause of the crash on Wednesday was under investigation.

Denise Barnes was at her desk working at a construction firm when she heard a boom so loud it shook the building.

Video footage from a nearby business showed the jet plummet, followed by a fireball and thick black smoke. Barnes frantically called 911.

The officers had earlier told that five members of the crew aboard the plane have died, but later it was revealed that other people were also in the plane.

"It miraculously did not hit any cars, any homes", Bilbo said.

Mark Jones told Savannah Morning News he was near the highway when he noticed a plane flying dangerously low. "I wasn't that far from it and I could have just kept going and it would have been me and we wouldn't be talking right now", Mr Jones said.

Paul Dahlen told The Associated Press that all those aboard were Puerto Ricans who had recently left the US territory for a training mission on the USA mainland. Gen. Isabelo Rivera said.

Close to the airport of the city of Savannah in the US state of Georgia crashed aircraft of the National guard of the United States. The plane was bound for Arizona.

"The names of the crew members have been reserved until their relatives are notified".

C-130's landing at Dobbins Air Force Base is something that's part of everyday life. The plane was heading to Arizona. At least nine people were killed, according to the local sheriff's office. Paul Dahlen says it's a sad day for Puerto Rico's National Guard.

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