Five reportedly dead after military plane crashes in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Air Force says an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Savannah, Georgia, killing at least five people.

According to WSAV, there were five people on board when it crashed shortly after takeoff. It’s unclear if anyone on the ground was injured.

The Savannah Morning News reports the plane was from the Air National Guard 165th Airlift Wing. It crashed around 11:30 a.m.

A photo tweeted by the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association shows the tail end of a plane and a field of flames and black smoke along the side of a road as an ambulance stands nearby.