Cargo plane goes off runway at West Virginia airport

The scene at Yeager Airport

The scene at Yeager Airport

The pilot and co-pilot of a cargo plane contracted by UPS have been killed after it went off the runway and over a hillside at a USA airport.

Delta had not decided by midafternoon whether to cancel its final flight into Charleston on Friday night or to fly to another airport in the region.

Airport spokesman Mike Plante said the pilot and co-pilot died, CNN affiliate WCHS-TV in Charleston reported.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Friday it was sending an investigative team to the crash site.

Special counsel in Russian Federation probe 'hurts country terribly'
"As far as I'm concerned, every investigation conducted by the Department of Justice is an independent investigation", he said . Thursday afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Mueller, briefed senators behind closed doors.

"We are aware there was an accident in Charleston [West Virginia], involving a small feeder aircraft carrying UPS packages", Jim Mayer, public relations manager for UPS Airlines said in an email. They also had difficulty accessing the scene because it was in a wooded area.

The airport is operating under a Level 3 emergency which is the highest level. It took off from Louisville, Kentucky at 5:41 a.m. and attempted to land at Yeager about 7 a.m., the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Airport officials told WSAZ that the victims were the plane's pilot and co-pilot.

We are the only station in Milwaukee to provide the latest news, weather and sports on the device. UPS officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Airport officials have quoted a spend of $290 million in order to restore and extend damages caused to the runway in 2015 when a landslide incident destroyed a nearby house and church. Kent Carper with the Kanawha County Commission says the plane hit the runway sideways and rolled 150 feet down the hill.

Recommended News

  • Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    In other news, insider SANDA PAREZANOVIC purchased 35 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 18th. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 319,436 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $13,815,607.

    Senate investigators: Flynn won't honor subpoena

    While Flynn "is not cooperating" so far, Burr said, he hasn't gotten a "definitive" answer from Flynn's lawyers. And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community.
    Fraile breaks duck, Dumoulin controls Giro rivals

    Fraile breaks duck, Dumoulin controls Giro rivals

    The 13th stage on Friday is another one for the sprinters as it is a completely flat 167-kilometer (104-mile) route from Reggio Emilia to Tortona.
  • Led coalition hits pro-Assad fighters' convoy

    Led coalition hits pro-Assad fighters' convoy

    The Syrian military official clarified on Friday that the area attacked was a military position along Tanf highway in the desert. Meanwhile, a military source said the strike reveals the real scheme by the U.S. and Zionist entity against Syria.

    Ford likely to cut its Asian and N American workforce by 10%

    A Brazilian worker assembles a Ford auto on an assembly line at Sao Bernardo do Campo Ford plant, near Sao Paulo, August 13, 2013. Ford's stock price has fallen almost 40 percent over the last three years as investors worry that USA sales are peaking.
    Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

    Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

    CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. On Thursday, they asked the deputy attorney general to specify the circumstances surrounding Comey's request.
  • UK police say Assange still faces arrest

    In a separate statement , the prosecutor noted that in Sweden a criminal investigation has to be conducted as quickly as possible. He could face trial in the United States over leaking hundreds of thousands of secret USA military and diplomatic documents.
    The Public Pulse: Clearing up some health care misconceptions

    The Public Pulse: Clearing up some health care misconceptions

    Toomey said they're working to find common ground. "And he said "I'm maybe willing to be part of a repeal and replace strategy". He also said Americans should be direct consumers of health care by increasing the use of health savings accounts, or HSAs.

    Apple Inc. (AAPL) Given a $165.00 Price Target at Nomura

    The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -9.90% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect a 16.31% growth rate.
  • Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) Technical and Valuation Says it All

    Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) Technical and Valuation Says it All

    Zooming in closer, company stock has been -10.32% for the quarter, -4.17% over the past month, and -6.38% over the past week. TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) for the trailing twelve months paying dividend with the payout ratio of 29.42% to its shareholders.

    Kane scores 4 as EPL runner-up Tottenham routs Leicester 6-1

    That amounted to six damaging blows to Craig Shakespeare's prospects of landing the Leicester managerial job on a permanent basis. The score was down to Spurs' "exceptional slickness" and "bloodlust" rather than any failing on his part.

    Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

    Lieberman, a Morse College alumnus, served four consecutive terms as the United States senator representing CT from 1989 to 2013. Asked as he left the White House whether he would say "yes" if Trump offered him the job, Keating said, "I'm a public servant".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.