Two Dead In West Virginia Cargo Plane Crash


A CARGO plane carrying four people has rolled off the runway after it crashed while landing in West Virginia. They were the only two on board. The plane is located in the wooded area off Keystone Drive.

The flight left Louisville this morning and was landing at Yeager Airport's runway five at 6:53 a.m. when it "impacted the runway... and went off the left side of the runway". A county spokesperson now confirms those two people have died.

New outlets report emergencies crews are at the scene.

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Aviation expert James-Paul Dice, an aircraft pilot and chief meteorologist at WBRC-TV in Birmingham, AL, says weather could have played a part in the crash. He said it appeared one wing hit the runway.

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper has declared a state of emergency at Yeager Airport due to the aircraft accident. Her's urging drivers to avoid any roads in the area.

Emergency officials work near the site of a fatal plane crash at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W. Va., Friday, May 5, 2017. A corporate pilot said the company contracts for UPS.

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No names have been released.

The plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a hillside at the West Virginia airport Friday morning, an airport official said.

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