West Virginia’s Airport In The Clouds: Response to a Massive Slope Failure at Runway’s End

by Allen Cadden, P.E., (F.ASCE), principal at Schnabel Engineering in Chadds Ford, PA,
Philip Shull, P.E., (M.ASCE), geostructural engineer at Schnabel Engineering in Chadds Ford, PA.,
Gary Brill, P.E., senior associate and branch leader for Schnabel Engineering in Knoxville, TN,
Michael Senior, geostructural senior staff engineer at Schnabel Engineering in Chadds Ford, PA.,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2020, Vol. 24, Issue 3, Pg. 32-39

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Although the small and scenic Mountain State ranked 40 out of 50 in population according to a July 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, it boasts seven airports. Yeager Airport (CRW), billed as "West Virginia’s largest airport and gateway to the world," is three miles northeast of downtown Charleston, the state capital. Responsible for generating over $174 million a year in economic impact, the airport handles about 17 daily scheduled flights from four airlines serving eight major airports and more than 432,000 passengers annually.

Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Airports and airfields | Slopes | Failure analysis | Mountains | Business districts | Asset management | Economic factors


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