Plane Contracted By UPS Crashes In West Virginia

posted by NewsRadio 840 WHAS -

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A cargo plane contracted by UPS has gone off the runway and over a hillside at a West Virginia airport.

Local media in Charleston are reporting two are dead in the crash.

The plane flew from Louisville, Kentucky, and was trying to land when it went off the runway.

Charleston airport officials have proposed spending $290 million to rebuild and extend the runway after a landslide in 2015 took out a church and an unoccupied house. 

The proposal calls for lengthening the runway from about 6,800 feet to 8,000 feet.



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