Contracted UPS air freighter crash kills all aboard

A plane operated by Air Cargo Carriers and contracted by UPS Express has crashed killing both the pilot and co-pilot.
The plane was contracted by UPS but no UPS employees were hurt.
The plane was contracted by UPS but no UPS employees were hurt.

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A plane operated by Air Cargo Carriers and contracted by UPS Express has crashed in the United States, killing both the pilot and co-pilot, according to the FAA.

A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the twin-engine turboprop Short 330 cargo plane crashed on landing when its left wing struck the runway at Yeager Airport (CRW).

The plane, under contract for UPS, skidded off the runway and went down a steep embankment, according to local media reports.

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“We are aware there was an accident in Charleston [West Virginia], involving a small feeder aircraft carrying UPS packages,” Jim Mayer, public relations manager for UPS Airlines said in an email to Air Cargo World.

“The aircraft is not a UPS aircraft and no UPS employees were involved. We do not have additional information to share about the carrier at this point. The flight departed Louisville about 5:35 this morning and was due in to Charleston about 6:20 a.m.”

Mayer said that UPS Airlines was still gathering more information about the situation and “keeping the crew in our heartfelt thoughts.”

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