02 May 2018

Savannah Plane Crash Causes Garden City Port Delays

At least five people have died after a military plane crashed off of GA-21 in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The C-130 Hercules cargo plane from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed around 11:30 AM while performing a training mission. According to the U.S. Airforce, the plane was headed to Tuscon, Arizona.  The aircraft had undergone maintenance several days before the incident, but officials have not yet announced the cause of the crash.

As of 3:00 PM Wednesday May 2, 2018, Georgia State Highway 21 has been completely shut down near Gulfstream Road. Traffic coming from Garden City Port Authority is being redirected due to debris, while flights to Charlotte, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia have been delayed.

While the long-term impact for Garden City Port traffic has not yet been determined, shippers should anticipate some delays.

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