August 14th, 2013
03:35 PM ET

2 killed in UPS plane crash

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo plane died Wednesday when their jet crashed, broke into pieces and burned near Birmingham's airport, officials said.

While UPS said the status of its crew remained unconfirmed, Birmingham Airport Authority Chairwoman Gaynell Hendricks and the city's mayor confirmed the deaths.

"It's a grim scene," Hendricks told CNN affiliate WBRC.


Filed under: Air travel • Alabama
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  1. george lucas

    i worked as an aircraft mechanic for ups in louisville for 22 years. the company would have one man departing 3 or 4 aircraft per night. there is no way that the maintenance checks were done. if you did not accomplish this or found a maintenance problem that would prevent the aircraft from flying. you would be taken for a hearing and maybe fired. when this was reported to the FAA they said it was a union, company problem

    August 15, 2013 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fitness Events NYC

    What a sad story. My heart goes out to those affected.

    January 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |