A Lockheed C-130 Hercules military plane has crashed on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia, killing at least five people. Photos shared on social media show a black column of smoke billowing from the wreckage.

Emergency responders are at the scene near Gulfstream Road and Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. Eyewitnesses told local news station WTOC that they saw the crash.

An official from Georgia Air National Guard said at least five people were killed in the crash, the AP reports. A statementfrom the National Guard said the plane, from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, was involved in a training mission at the time.

The Savannah Professional Firefighters Association identified the aircraft as a C-130 Hercules military airplane.

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