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2 dead after Milwaukee-owned cargo plane crashes in West Virginia

Posted at 9:14 AM, May 05, 2017

Two people were killed Friday when a cargo plane owned by a Milwaukee company crashed in Charleston, West Virginia, according to Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Herrald.

The plane's left wing struck a runway while landing and crashed in a wooded area, Kanawha County emergency officials said. The victims were aboard the plane.

The aircraft is an Air Cargo Carriers plane, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said. Air Cargo Carriers is located at 4940 S. Howell in Milwaukee.

The company was working as a subcontractor for United Parcel Service, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said, and the flight originated in Louisville, Kentucky.

The crash occurred around 6:55 a.m. at Yeager Airport, the FAA's Salac said.

The FAA will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the crash.

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