One Person Taken to Hospital After Emergency Landing at Yeager

By: WSAZ Staff Email
By: WSAZ Staff Email
A C-130 transport plane inbound to Yeager Airport reported smoke in the cockpit, causing authorities to shut down all other air traffic.

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UPDATE 8/8/14 @ 6:19 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Yeager Airport is open after a C-130 military transport plane made an emergency landing Friday evening. No inbound or outbound flights will be affected.

Crew members reported seeing smoke inside the cabin and cockpit of the plane.

Forty-two people were on board at the time, as well as a crew of about five people. One person had to be taken to an area hospital after being overcome by smoke and suffering nausea.

A mix of military and retired civilian person were on board.

The aircraft is not from the West Virginia National Guard, but the WVNG is providing assistance to the passengers and with the aircraft.

The plane was headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. It landed at Yeager Airport at 5:12 p.m.

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ORIGINAL STORY 8/8/14 @5:39p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A C-130 military transport plane made an emergency landing at Yeager Airport after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

Authorities shut down the airport to all other air traffic during the emergency.

Emergency medical personnel boarded the plane to check on the condition of the flight crew.

WSAZ has a news crew at the scene.

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