03 May '18, 1am

Nine killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

WASHINGTON — Nine Puerto Rico Air National Guardsmen were killed Wednesday when the C-130 they were flying into retirement crashed onto a Georgia highway, according to authorities. The plane was assigned to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Wing, an Air Force spokeswoman said. The incident occured at approximately 11:30 a.m. just northeast of Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Air Force Capt. Jeffrey Bezore, a spokesman for the Savannah-based 165th Airlift Wing, said in a statement. The 165th is a Georgia Air National Guard unit that flies C-130s and responded to the crash alongside local emergency responders, officials said. The plane came down at the intersection of Georgia Highway 21 and Crossgate Road in Port Wentworth, a small suburb north of Savannah, according to the Chatham Emergency Management Agency. It narrowly missed people on the grou...

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