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Military Plane Crash in US State of Georgia Kills at Least 5 - Reports (PHOTOS)

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A C-130 Hercules aircraft went down near Savanah Hilton Head International Airport soon after takeoff, according to media reports, citing authorities.

At least two people were killed in the military cargo plane crash, Chatham County Deputy Coroner Tiffany Williams told Sputnik on Wednesday. a Georgia Air National Guard official told reporters that at least five people were killed. 

The incident occurred at around 11 am on Wednesday, when the Puerto Rican Air National Guard cargo plane crashed at the intersection of Highway 21 and Crossgate Road, with both roads now closed, according to the WSAV 3 media outlet.

The press service of the United States Air Force said in a comment to Sputnik that the crashed plane belonged to the National Guard.

"Yes, we can confirm it. It was an Air Force National Guard (airplane). That’s all we know," a US Air Force press desk spokesperson said.

Photos of the crash site have emerged on Twitter.

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