BIRMINGHAM, AL (WKOW) -- The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo flight died Wednesday when the Airbus A300 they were flying crashed on approach to the Birmingham.
The plane was coming from Louisville, Kentucky. It crashed on a street that runs parallel to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, officials say.
No buildings were hit and no one on the ground was injured. The crash site is about a half mile north of the runway.
"This incident is very unfortunate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those involved," UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols said in a statement.
A team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board is headed to Birmingham to determine the cause of the crash. Airport officials say the weather was calm at the time.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WKOW) – A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Alabama just before dawn on Wednesday.
According to the Associated Press, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the A300 plane crashed on its approach to an airport in Birmingham.
Bergen says she had no information of injuries, but says the plane was en route from Louisville, Kentucky to Birmingham.
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