SAVANNAH, Ga  | Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

SAVANNAH, Ga  | Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

SAVANNAH, Ga.  — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board.

Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21 shortly after takeoff from the Savannah airport.

“The purpose of the investigation was to identify the cause and contributing factors that led to this tragic and unfortunate incident,” said Accident Investigation Board team leader Brig.

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