CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 cargo plane made an emergency landing at Charleston’s Yeager Airport on Friday evening because of smoke in the cargo area.

The shuttle flight was reportedly en route from Pope Field in Fayetteville, N.C. to a destination in Milwaukee, Wis. when it diverted to CRW shortly after 5 p.m.

State officials said the aircraft was not from the West Virginia Air National Guard, but state Guard members were assisting the passengers on board — said to be a mixture of more than 40 military and retired civilian personnel.

One person was treated at a Charleston hospital for nausea because of the smoke.

Photo courtesy of Yeager Airport.

bubble graphic


bubble graphic


  • Silas Lynch

    My favorite MAC flight to take was always the one out of Pope that got me to CRW

  • northforkfisher

    To divert to an emergency field things must have been bad. Glad to see are Guard was taking care of them. Military is military whether active or reserve.

    • Go USAF

      Agree 100%.

  • Dumb Liberals

    That was a fun space A flight to nowhere. I'd ask for a refund.

    • PhotoBoothe

      The one and only dumb comment here comes from someone who thinks liberals are dumb - but manages to prove how dumb ANTI-liberals (CONservatives) can be...!
      Good job!