US Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing all five aboard


WASHINGTON, May 03 (TNS):  A military cargo plane crashed in the southern US state of Georgia on Wednesday, killing all five people aboard, an official said.

“There were five fatalities,” a spokeswoman from the Georgia National Guard told AFP.

The aircraft was a C-130, which belonged to the Puerto Rico National Guard.

The emergency management agency for Chatham County, which comprises the city of Savannah, tweeted that a plane had crashed at a highway intersection.

According to the Savannah Morning News, the plane crashed near the airport around 11:30 am (1530 GMT).

Photographs on Twitter showed the wreckage of a plane engulfed in flames and billowing black smoke.