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.

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