DC-6 Cargo Plane

‘Pot Plane’ Smuggler Returns to Charleston

On June 6, 1979, a plane crashed on the side of the mountain at what was then known as the Kanawha Airport in Charleston. The aging DC - 6 was carrying 26,000 pounds of marijuana. The entire episode has since been referred to as the Pot Plane Crash.

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June 6, 1979: Cargo Plane Carrying 12 Tons of Marijuana Crashes at Yeager Airport

Just after midnight on June 6, 1979, an old Douglas DC-6 cargo plane carrying 12 tons of marijuana attempted to land at Charleston’s Kanawha Airport—now…

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