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2 killed in plane crash in West Virginia

Posted at 7:49 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 10:51:08-04

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- An airport official says two people have been killed after a cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway and over a hillside at a West Virginia airport.

Yeager Airport spokesman Mike Plante says the pilot and co-pilot died in Friday morning's crash.

Plante says the Air Cargo Carriers plane departed from Louisville, Kentucky, and was trying to land when it went off the runway and down a steep, wooded hillside.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.