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2 killed in West Virginia cargo plane crash

2 killed in West Virginia cargo plane crash

An investigation has been opened into a cargo plane crash at Yeager Airport in the USA state of West Virginia that reportedly killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Friday.

Plante stated the cargo plane had begun its journey in Louisville, Kentucky, takin off at 5:43 with a landing scheduled for Charleston airport at 6:51 am.

UPS stated they had been made aware of the incident at Charleston airport in which a feeder plane carrying UPS deliveries however had no further details at this time.

WSAZ has learned both the pilot and co-pilot who died are from West Virginia.

The two bodies have now been recovered after the deadly plane crash, according to Terry Sayre with Yeager Airport.

Mike Plante, a Yeager Airport spokesman, said the dead are the pilot and co-pilot, who were the only ones aboard the plane.

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The airport said in a news release it had contracted with Clean Harbors, a local environmental cleanup company, to help with any spills.

Media reports had not identified the crew aboard the crashed aircraft as of Friday afternoon. "The flight departed Louisville about 5:35 this morning and was due in to Charleston about 6:20 a.m".

Bill English, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, gives an update on the airplane crash that occurred Friday morning at Yeager Airport.

The airport is operating under a Level 3 emergency which is the highest level.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.

Charleston airport officials have proposed spending 290 million dollars to rebuild and extend the runway after a landslide in 2015 took out a church and an unoccupied house.


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