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Horrific Plane Crash In Savannah Georgia Leaves Five Dead

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May. 2 2018, Updated 7:25 p.m. ET

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Five people are dead after a U.S. military plane used for weather reconnaissance crashed on a busy highway in Savannah, Georgia today, RadarOnline.com has learned. Click through the gallery to find out more details of the horrific accident.

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//Plane Crash Military Georgia Five Dead
Source: Air National Guard

According to a tweet from the Savannah Air National Guard, “The United States C-130 ‘Hercules’ cargo plane from Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed about 11:30 a.m. today near the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport with 5 people on board.”

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Puerto Rico National Guard Spokesman Major Paul Dahlen said that the ill-fated plane had been in Savannah, Georgia, for several days undergoing routine maintenance.

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Source: Twitter/pilotgabe

We don’t know what caused the crash,” Maj. Dahlen said following the tragic incident.

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Source: Twitter/Savannah Professional Firefighters Association

The Savannah Professional Firefighters Association tweeted a disturbing photo showing the tail of the plane protruding from a plumel of black smoke.

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Source: ABC.com

The area's State Highway 21 has been shut down while crews clean up the crash. Names of the five people killed will be released after the next-of-kin are contacted, that National Guard said.

//Plane Crash Military Georgia Five Dead
Source: ABC.com

Christian Freeman saw the WC-130 go down and told CNN, “I heard a loud strange bang. I looked over to my right and saw the plane at very low altitude and making a hard left turn to the ground.”

"It was horrible," local resident Denver Goodwin told the news outlet. "The ground shook like a bomb was going off. All the people in the building started panicking. It was absolutely horrible." We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

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