C-130 crashes in Savannah
On May 2, 2018, an aged military C130 cargo plane crashed in Savannah, Ga., killing all nine crew members aboard. According to CNN, Brig. Gen. Isabelo Rivera said, "Nine crew members died in the accident, but until their families and relatives are notified, we cannot give their name." The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, stated that flags in the territory would fly at half-staff.
An official who was familiar with the aircraft told CNN that it was at least 50 years old, while another official has said that the aircraft was built in the late 1970's.
A debris field of 360,000 square feet was left at the site of the crash. The reason for the crash has not been identified. According to CNN, "A team from Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina is conducting the investigation."
A business near the crash had been able to capture footage of the cargo plane's final moments. Witnesses said that the ground shook like a bomb had gone off.