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Crash of a cargo airplane in Charleston, West Virginia


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  • Accident No: DCA17FA109
  • Accident Type: Office of Aviation Safety
  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Date: 5/5/2017

​The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the May 5, 2017, crash of a cargo airplane in Charleston, West Virginia.

At about 6:55 a.m. ET, May 5, 2017, Air Cargo Carriers flight 1260, a Shorts SD330, (N334AC) crashed at Charleston Yeager International Airport, Charleston, West Virginia.  The flight originated in Louisville, Kentucky. There were two crewmembers onboard the aircraft; both were fatally injured in the accident. 

The NTSB sent a team of investigators to the scene on the day of the accident and held two media briefings to provide an update on factual information developed in the first several days of the investigation.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Peter Knudson
(202) 314-6100
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

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