Debris from military plane crash taken to Charleston

May 2, 2018. (Chatham County Emergency Management)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) - Work is progressing at the site of the military C-130 plane crash near Savannah's airport.

Nine airmen died when the plane from the Puerto Rican National Guard crashed shortly after takeoff two weeks ago.

Wreckage of the C-130 Hercules cargo plane has been removed from the site on Highway 21 and has been taken to a holding facility at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, according to a news release from the Georgia DOT.

Air National Guard officials say they're committed to restoring the road and the surrounding areas affected by the crash.

But until they have done an environmental analysis, military officials say there's no way to estimate when the highway might reopen.

The Air National Guard has given money for the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a "rapid response" contract to fix the highway when it can be done.

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