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Crash of a Short 330-200 in Charleston: 2 killed

Accident description

  • May 5, 2017 at 0653 LT
  • N334AC
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Cargo
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Louisville – Charleston
  • SH3029
  • 31MAY1979
  • 2Q1260
  • Charleston-Yaeger (Kanawha), West Virginia
  • USA
  • North America
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • The crew departed Louisville, Kentucky, at 0541LT on a cargo flight to Charleston on behalf of UPS. Upon landing on runway 05, the left wing touched the runway surface 340 feet past the runway threshold, veered off runway to the left 300 feet farther and came to rest in a wooded area located 100 feet below the runway. The main fuselage, tail and right wing are all together about 100 feet down the slope from the runway in a hollow of trees. The front part of the aircraft is pointing down the hill toward Barlow Drive. It’s laying on its left side with the right wing folded over the top. The aircraft was destroyed and both crew members were killed. It was reported that the aircraft was not equipped with CVR & FDR recording systems.