Photo Of Crew member Died in Air National Guard C-130 plane crashed near Savannah
Maj. Carlos Pérez Serra from Canóvanas, PR was the navigator of the flight and had 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife, two sons and daughter.
1st Lt. David Albandoz was the co-pilot. He had 16 years of service and is survived by his wife and daughter. Lt. Albandoz is from PR and was most recently residing in Madison, Alabama.
Senior Master Sgt. Jan Paravisini from Canóvanas, PR was the mechanic. He had 21 years of service and is survived by two daughters and son.
Master Sgt. Jean Audriffred from Carolina, PR had 16 years of service . He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Master Sgt. Mario Braña from Bayamón, PR was the Flight Engineer. He had 17 years of service and is survived by his mother and daughter.
Master Sgt. Víctor Colón from Santa Isabel, PR had 22 years of service. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.Master Sgt. Eric Circuns from Rio Grande, PR was the loadmaster. He had 31 years of service and is survived by his wife, two step-daughters and son.
Senior Airman Roberto Espada from Salinas, PR had three years of service. He is survived by his grandmother.
The pilot as 43-year-old Maj. Jose Rafael Roman Rosado
An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed on Highway 21 in Savannah. Five Crew member died in crash
According to US Air Force an Air National Guard WC-130 from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico went down in the area around 11:30 a.m. The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard is responding to the scene, according to the Air Force. The WC-130 is used for weather reconnaissance
“We are saddened by the plane accident that occurred today in Georgia,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a tweet. “Our prayers are with the families of the Puerto Rican crew.”
The only part of the plane that remained intact was the tail section, said Chris Hanks, the assistant public information officer with the firefighters association. The tail section was sitting on Highway 21 and the ground in front of it was black and littered with debris, he said.
“As far as we know, no cars were hit, which is an absolute miracle,” said Gena Bilbo, spokeswoman for the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.
A photo tweeted by the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association showed the tail end of a plane and a field of flames and black smoke with emergency personnel nearby