News Plane Crashes — 05 May 2017

CHARLESTON, WV – UPDATE: According to the Charleston Fire Department’s Public Information Officer, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is supporting the cleanup and recovery effort as well as monitoring the environment as a precaution.

ORIGINAL: Confirmed that Yeager Airport is shut down after an Air Cargo Carriers plane went off the runway shortly before 7:00 a.m.

According to the control tower, all air traffic is being diverted to other airports at this time. Multiple emergency crews are responding to the scene.

According to Kanawha County Commission President, there is a state of emergency at the airport.

Mike Plant of Yeager Airport has confirmed that there were two deaths, the pilot, and the copilot.

There is no time-frame for the reopening of the airport, and most of the wreckage is off the runway.

Barlow Drive and Keystone Drive are currently shutdown. Motorists can expect delays along Greenbrier Street as well. Airport Road has just reopened.

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Two people have died after a plane crashed into the hillside at Yeager Airport in Charleston Friday, a county spokesperson confirms.

Yeager Airport spokesperson Mike Plante says the Air Cargo Carrier crashed into the hillside upon landing.

The plane is located in the wooded area off Keystone Drive so first responders are having difficulty accessing the plane.

Initial reports said there were four people on board, but that has since been changed to two. A county spokesperson now confirms those two people have died.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they reported heavy entrapment.

Plante says there was no indication of any issues with the aircraft before the crash.

According to a Metro dispatcher, emergency crews are on scene and a triage area has been set up at the airport.

The airport is operating under a Level 3 emergency which is the highest level. Airport Road has reopened, but only for people who need to get there for airport business. They’re asking everyone else to avoid the area.

Airport officials tell it appears one wing hit the runway and skidded off the left of the runway.

Barlow Drive and Keystone Drive are shut down.

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

WSAZ has confirmed that the plane left Louisville airport at 5:41 a.m. Friday. It was contracted by UPS.

No names have been released. However, airport officials have confirmed the pilot and co-pilot were the victims.

ORIGINAL STORY
Charleston, W.Va. — A air carrier cargo plane has gone off the runway and over a hillside at Yeager Airport, according to Yeager Airport spokesperson Mike Plante. The plane was operated by Air Cargo Carrier, contracted by UPS.

According to a Metro dispatcher, emergency crews are on scene and a triage area has been set up at the airport.

A county spokesperson tells the plane crashed in to the hillside upon landing. The plane is located in the wooded area off Keystone Drive.

Right now, First responders are having trouble accessing the plane. The county spokesperson says they believe four people are onboard and there is heavy entrapment. No word yet on extent of injuries.

The plane left Louisville airport at 5:41 a.m. Friday.

The airport is operating under a Level 3 emergency which is the highest level. Airport Road has reopened, but only for people who need to get there for airport business. They’re asking everyone else to avoid the area.

Airport officials tell it appears one wing hit the runway and skidded off the left of the runway.

Barlow Drive and Keystone Drive are shut down.

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.

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