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Savannah plane crash: Five dead in Georgia as military plane comes down

May 2, 2018 4:10 pm

Five people have died after a military cargo plane crashed in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say.

They were aboard the C-130 plane when it came down beside a highway intersection near the local airport in the coastal city of Savannah.

The plane belonged to Puerto Rico Air National Guard and was on a training flight, the National Guard said.

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Images shared on social media showed wreckage engulfed in flames and black smoke spewing into the sky.

Georgia Air National Guard Capt Jeffrey Bezore said in a statement that five people were on the plane. They would be named upon notification of their next of kin, he said.

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