An American C-130 military cargo plane has crashed in Savannah in Georgia near the airport, causing fire and huge plumes of black smoke.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Highway 21 and Crossgate Roanear the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Wednesday, and emergency services were on the scene.
It is not clear yet how many people were on board and if there are any injuries or deaths, the Savannah Fire Department said.
Roads surrounding the crash scene have been closed and the public is advised to stay away from the area as large plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the crashed plane.
Photographs on Twitter showed the wreckage of the plane engulfed in flames and billowing black smoke.
The plane crashed near the airport around 11:30 am (1530 GMT), reports said.
“It was horrible,” said Denver Goodwin, who works at a wrecker service down the street from the crash. “The ground shook like a bomb was going off. All the…