C-130 In Fatal Savannah Crash Was Being Retired

May 3, 2018

A National Guard C-130 transport plane that crashed and killed nine people on Wednesday was being retired, officials said Thursday.

The flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Vice Wing Commander for the 165th Air Lift Wing of the Air National Guard Col. Pete Boone said.

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The final destination was "the boneyard" in Arizona, where the craft that was built in the 1970s would be retired, according to the 165th's public affairs office.

All nine crew members aboard died, Boone said. Dover Air Force Base is handling body recovery and Charleston AFB is investigating.

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