Thursday, May 3, 2018


A C 130 cargo plane crashed on a major divided highway in Savannah killing all 9 Air National Guardsmen from Puerto Rico. The miracle was that no person, automobile or structure on the ground was involved considering this is a busy highway next to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport! We give God all the glory!

James Lavine via AP

(AP) – A spokesman for the Puerto Rico National Guard says a military cargo plane that crashed outside Savannah, Georgia, was on its way to Arizona.
Nine people were killed in the Wednesday crash. Maj. Paul Dahlen says it’s a sad day for Puerto Rico’s National Guard.
The C-130 cargo plane crashed around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
The Air Force says the plane was an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico.
The Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, in a tweet,  said the plane crashed Wednesday at the intersection of two roads.


rcg said...

It is good no one on the ground was killed or injured in the crash. The C-130 is a marvelous and reliable aircraft that has suffered from neglect the last few years. Aviators say that every line of the operator’s manual is written in someone’s blood.

May they rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

Bee here:

So tragic. How painful for the people of Puerto Rico, who are still suffering very much from Hurricane Maria that tore up the island. This national tragedy will only bring more pain to their already wounded hearts.

God have mercy on the souls of the guardsmen who died. God have mercy on Puerto Rico.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Fortunate that the plane did not hit a gas station or that a train was not running on the adjoining CSX rail line (next to Hwy. 21) that connects Savannah and Charleston and carries a lot of freight trains and several Amtrak trains daily...I do have to wonder though about flying a plane that was so old (60 years if I am correct)---certainly our commercial airlines don't do that?!?

ByzRC said...

May their memory be eternal.

Anonymous said...

"I do have to wonder though about flying a plane that was so old (60 years if I am correct)"

Lockheed -Georgia has produced more recent versions of the plane. I have not read
anything yet that told how old the plane that went down was. The C-130 is a very versatile workhorse of a plane flown by over seventy air forces around the world.

Eternal rest grant unto them...and God's mercy and help be upon their families.

rcg said...

Anon, rest easy. The aircraft is still in production near Marietta, GA and is as solid as a rock. The old ones are maintained down to the metal, even microscopic cracks. You are safer in one of them at 20,000 feet that in your own living room. BUt there are a lot of moving parts and people mistake the reliability as being inate and and not maintained. So budgets are cut and maintenance deferred until such as this happens. In other words, it is exactly like our Faith. Nutured every day it will last forever. Neglected or abused and it will throw you to the ground from a great height.