At least two people are dead after a United States military plane carrying five passengers crashed outside of Savannah, Georgia Wednesday.
According to Fox News, state officials confirmed “multiple fatalities” after the Puerto Rico National Guard WC-130 plane crashed shortly after 11:30am during takeoff.
“The National Guard plane was bound for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona when it went down, Air Force officials confirmed to Fox News. The wreckage was seen at the intersection of Highway 21 and Crossgate Road, officials said,” writes Fox.
“There has been a plane crash at the intersection of Hwy 21 at Crossgate Rd. Roads will be shut down. Please avoid the area,” tweeted local authorities.
It remains unclear what actually brought down the aircraft.
More information as it develops.
AMERICAN HERO: Macron Thanks World War II Veteran in Emotional Speech
French President Emmanuel Macron honored American World War II veterans during an emotional speech before both Houses of Congress Wednesday, saying “On behalf of France, thank you.”
Macron addressed the US lawmakers during his official state visit to Washington this week, noting the attendance of Robert Jackson, a veteran of the Second World War.
Macron: "We are very honored by the presence today of Robert Jackson a World War II veteran… Sir, on behalf of France, thank you" pic.twitter.com/H9IMwigTqf
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“Since 1776, we, the American and French people, have had a rendezvous with freedom. And with it comes sacrifices. That is why we are very honored by the presence today of Robert Jackson a World War II veteran. Robert took part in the D-Dday landing. He fought for our freedom 74 years ago. Sir, on behalf of France, thank you. I bow to your courage and your devotion,” Macron said.
The European leader also thanked American poet Alan Seeger who enlisted in the French army to help the ally nation during the first World War.
“This young American would fight and die on Independence Day … not far from my home town after having written these words, ‘I had a rendezvous with death,” said Macron.
Alejandro Villanueva Jerseys SELL OUT After 'Standing Up' For USA
Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alejandro Villanueva made a fiercely patriotic statement on Sunday, being the only player on his team to emerge from the locker room and stand the ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ prompting his jersey sales to skyrocket throughout the US, reports Fox News.
Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, was the sole Steeler to emerge from the locker-room during the national anthem; with other teammates taking part in a league-wide protest over President Trump’s harsh words regarding those who protest the nation’s flag during opening ceremonies.
NFL fans and American patriots are showing their support for the offensive lineman, ordering his jersey and other sportswear in droves. According to Fanatics.com, Villanueva’s jersey skyrocketed to the top of the charts on their online store, trailing only custom shirts and Antonio brown’s jersey.
Villanueva played college football at West Point before serving three tours of duty in Afghanistan. The Steeler was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for Valor during his time in the US Army.
“I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year … when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year,” said Villanueva.