Two people dead after cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — WOWK has confirmed that Yeager Airport is shut down after a Mountain Air Cargo plane went off the runway shortly before 7:00 a.m.

According to the control tower, all air traffic is being diverted to other airports at this time. Multiple emergency crews are responding to the scene.

Airport officials confirmed that a pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash.

According to Kanawha County Commission President, there is a state of emergency at the airport.

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