Update: 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.

Update: A WC-130 military plane crashed and burst into flames Wednesday shortly after takeoff at a Georgia airport, killing all five people aboard, the Georgia Air National Guard said.

A C-130 Hercules military transport plane carrying five people crashed and burst into flames Wednesday just after taking off from a Georgia airport, officials said.

 

The National Guard cargo plane bound for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona went down near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Air Force officials confirmed to Fox News. The wreckage was seen at the intersection of Highway 21 and Crossgate Road, officials said.

“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.

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Photos from the ground showed a section of the plane engulfed by fire and thick black smoke billowing to the sky. – Fox News

 

Featured image of a Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 by U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck

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