Plane veers off runway, killing pilot and co-pilot

UPS cargo plane crash reported at Yeager Airport

Two people were killed when a cargo plane veered off an airport runway Friday morning and crashed into the hillside in Charleston, West Virginia, authorities said.

The plane, which took off from Louisville International Airport, in Kentucky, arrived at Yeager around 6:53 a.m., according to flightaware.com.

The aircraft, a Short Brothers 330 model owned by Air Cargo Carriers, was contracted by UPS, airport spokesperson Mike Plante told ABC News.

Air guard, army guard, Charleston Police and Fire along with Yeager crews responded to the crash.

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. WHAS 11 reports that two people are dead.

"It's hard terrain to negotiate", said Mike Plante, a spokesman at Yeager airport, which serves West Virginia's capital.

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Galyon says you couldn't hear the plane's engine in the distance; instead it was silent. Airport operations have been halted.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the plane struck its left wing on the runway before careening down the hill.

An airport official says a cargo plane contracted by UPS has gone off the runway and over a hillside at a West Virginia airport.

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

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