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Military cargo aircraft crash - Savannah, Georgia

Old 2nd May 2018, 17:12
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Military cargo aircraft crash - Savannah, Georgia

No details on aircraft type. Some distance from Hilton Head International Airport.
Live video of what appeared to be a warehouse on fire and emergency vehicles responding.

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C130

Savannah Professional Firefighters Association identified the plane as a c130

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Old 2nd May 2018, 17:37
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156 Airlift Wing Puerto Rico ANG WC-130H Crash - Port Wentworth, Georgia

Officials confirm C-130 Hercules military plane crashes near Sav - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Crashed on Route GA-21 - 5 POB - en route to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ - all fatalties.

Eyewitness reports aircraft "rolling upside down" before crashing.

USAF states "shortly after take-off".

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Old 2nd May 2018, 18:05
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A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane with five people on board crashed Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. near the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the Georgia Department of Defense told Channel 2 Action News.
The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 21 and Crossgate Road.

Channel 2 reported that the plane is a Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Officials are investigating.

The airport tweeted that “some flights are beginning to be impacted due to an aircraft incident off property. Customers should check with their airline prior to clearing security.”
https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-ne...zp15ISzdyasPK/

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Old 2nd May 2018, 18:27
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Not good, RAFE.

Usual witnesses, but maybe they were trying to reach the airport with a real emergency.

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Eyewitness video just shown on Fox News does indeed show the aircraft fully inverted and then heading for the ground 90 degrees nose down up to the point of impact. I'll keep an eye out for a link.
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At least 5 dead:
UPDATE: 5 dead in National Guard aircraft crash near Savannah - WSAV
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It was a former WC-130 weather recce aircraft, serial 65-0968. Some US media reports say it was on its way to Davis-Monthan AFB AZ.
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R.I.P

Military cargo plane crash caught on camera outside Savannah GA Island Packet
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Sad video of event. RIP.

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Footage - https://twitter.com/scottoftroy/status/991727656860299264?s=19
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Tail number 65-0965. A WC-130H.

RIP and Blue Skies to the five crew on board her.
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Originally Posted by Liffy 1M View Post
It was a former WC-130 weather recce aircraft, serial 65-0968. Some US media reports say it was on its way to Davis-Monthan AFB AZ.
As far as I'm aware, that is correct.
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Maj Dahlen - spokesman for Puerto Rico ANG - has stated that the WC-130H was on its final flight after over 50 years service being flown to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ for long-term storage. There were 9 POB - 5 crew and 4 others including maintainers.
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Tragic, utterly tragic, those poor folks

RIP and blue skies to all nine.
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Probably 9 dead: while they have only recovered 5 bodies the scene is still hot and there were 9 on board and no one has mentioned survivors.
As many as 9 feared dead as Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashes in Georgia
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Eery that this is the second fatal 130 crash in only 3 days.
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Since this plane was being decommissioned, I would expect that all of the electronics bays would have been removed or stripped. Could this have affected the balance? Or perhaps the equipment was on pallets that were not secured?
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The 60-year-old plane, which was being repaired in Savannah before it took off Wednesday morning, had been used in relief efforts for several hurricanes in the Caribbean, including Hurricane Maria last fall.
Maj. Paul Dahlen of the Puerto Rican National Guard told CNN that the plane had been on its way to Arizona to be decommissioned.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ing-at-least-2

Defective repairs?

If it was on its way to be decommissioned why would it have 9 people on board?
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Where are people getting 9 onboard from? The USAF is saying there were 5

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