Friday, 16 August 2013

Two pilots die in UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama

A UPS A330 plane crashed early hours of Wednesday morning while approaching Birmingham International Airport in Alabama, USA. The pilot and the co-pilot - the only people on board - were killed in the crash. The plane is thought to have caught fire before the crash-landing in a field near Birmingham Shuttleworth International Airport. William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham reported there had been two to three small explosions on the aircraft that were likely to have been caused by aviation fuel. 

File:UPS Airlines (N288UP) McDonnell Douglas MD-11F climbs just after taking off at Sydney Airport.jpgUPS published a statement yesterday offering condolences to the family of the crew members who have lost their lives: "All of us at UPS extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these two crew members. Our efforts are now primarily focussed on helping their families" said UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. 

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