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Pilot, Co-Pilot Killed in Crash of UPS Airbus A300 Cargo Plane at Birmingham International Airport

Wed August 14 2013 10:04 am  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=65943
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A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Alabama.

A UPS cargo plane, an Airbus A300, crashed at Birmingham International Airport at about 6:10 a.m. while on approach. The aircraft may have struck a large tree north of the runway. The pilot and co-pilot, the only two aboard the UPS plane, were killed. Both were pronounced dead at the scene

The cargo plane, an Airbus A300 (A306), was en route from Louisville, Ky., when it crashed near a field.

— FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen

The National Transportation Safety Board used Twitter to report that it launched a “Go-Team.” NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., that no cause of the crash had been determined, but Sumwalt said he was optimistic that the plane’s “black boxes” would be recovered.

The crash happened during an overcast morning with occasional light rain.

The crash caused downed power lines at the end of the runway. Several residents were without power in neighborhoods nearby.


Nearby residents talk about a UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama.


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