West Virginia airport reopened after cargo plane crash

Olive Rios
May 20, 2017

Two people died when an incoming cargo plane swerved off the runway at a West Virginia airport and went over a hillside, officials said on Friday.

The plane had flown from Louisville, Kentucky, and arrived at the West Virginia airport at 5:43 a.m., Plante said.

Mike Plante, spokesman for Yeager Airport, told Fox 11 the name of the company that owns the plane is Air Cargo Carriers.

The crash involved an Air Cargo Carriers plane, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said.

Early reports suggest four people were on board the plane when it slid off the side of the runway, and it is reported that there are injuries.

"It's hard terrain to negotiate", Plante explained.

Authorities on scene say the Short 330 aircraft came in "too hot" sideways and hit the runway and then rolled and went sideways down a hill.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Twitter that the crash is being investigated.

We are the only station in Milwaukee to provide the latest news, weather and sports on the device. It took off from an airport in Louisville at 5:41 a.m. Friday.

Plante reported that officials had no knowledge as to why the plane, which regularly flew between airports, had crashed this particularly clear, sunny day.

The initial witness mark on the runway is about 340 feet from the runway threshold, according to English.

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