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Cargo Plane Crash Kills 2 in West Virginia

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Part of a cargo plane lays on the ground following a fatal crash at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Queen)

By    |   Friday, 05 May 2017 02:51 PM

A cargo plane crash in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday morning reportedly killed two people after the aircraft failed to complete a landing on the runway at Yeager Airport.

The airplane was owned by Air Cargo Carriers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and operated by the United Parcel Service, reported the newspaper. 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.

The plane reportedly landed on the runway and veered left before it crashed into a wooded area on a slope, Yeager airport spokesman Mike Plante told the newspaper.

"Unfortunately, this was a terrible crash," Kanawha County Commission president Kent Carper said during a news conference, noted the Gazette-Mail. "The airplane obviously came in sideways, came in hot, struck the runway early on the threshold and then rolled over the hill."

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that nearly two dozen emergency vehicles responded to the crash scene as crews attempted to reach the wreckage from above and below the slope.

UPS released a statement Friday morning, according to the Courier-Journal.

"The aircraft is not a UPS aircraft, and we do not have additional information to share about the carrier, or condition of the aircraft or crew," the company statement said, noted the Courier-Journal. "As we attempt to learn more about the situation, we are keeping the crew involved in our heartfelt thoughts."

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

The Gazette-Mail reported that the crash involved a Short 330, a high-wing twin-engine turbo-prop cargo aircraft. The airplane had a cargo capacity of 3,500 pounds and can hold 15 to 30 people when used as a passenger carrier, Plante told the Gazette-Mail.

Media reports had not identified the crew aboard the crashed aircraft as of Friday afternoon.

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