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CHARLESTON: Two Dead after Cargo Plane Crash near Yeager Airport

“Investigation Ongoing”

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (May 5, 2017) – Two people were killed in a cargo plane crash on Friday in Charleston, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 6:55 am at the Yeager Airport in Charleston. An Air Cargo Carriers plane, described as a Short 330, was landing when the left wing struck the runway. The plane rolled off the runway and down a hill almost 150 feet before coming to a stop in a wooded area.

The pilot and co-pilot were both tragically killed in the crash. The plane was working as a subcontractor for UPS at the time of the accident. The FAA and the NTSB are both investigating the accident at this time.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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