U.S. cargo plane swerved off the runway and fell off a cliff
Moscow. May 5. INTERFAX.RU — IN the U.S. state of West Virginia a cargo plane shipping service skidded off the runway while landing at the airport and Yeager fell off a cliff. This was reported in the local media on Friday, citing a representative of the airport.
“He made a very hard landing and rolled into the green zone” — the newspaper Metro News the words of representative Mike Plante. He said that one wing of the plane hit the runway.
Cargo flight #2Q1260 from Louisville has crashed at Charleston Yeager Airport (CRW) airport is currently closed after “aircraft incident” pic.twitter.com/Md88Ofl01t
— Breaking Flight News (@FlightBreaking) may 5, 2017
According to Metro News, landing killed two pilots — the commander and the assistant, their names are not called. The aircraft was operated American freight company Air Cargo Carriers — UPS by the contractor.
UPDATE: Air Cargo Carrier aircraft from Louisville, KY, slid off runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. 2 dead. https://t.co/NFJwHVNnHf pic.twitter.com/MBMUdeie1G
— Kristian Claus (@KristianWBOY) may 5, 2017
According to Plante, the scene works emergency, however, the situation is complicated by the fact that the plane fell from a steep cliff and is difficult terrain. Roads near the scene of the incident temporarily blocked.
#UPDATE#UPDATE: Officials are saying 2 people killed in UPS cargo plane crash at @YeagerAirport in #WestVirginia #LiveDesk pic.twitter.com/F9w5qiPmSm
— breaking news (@UrgentNews5) may 5, 2017