Cargo Plane Crashes In Birmingham, Alabama

August 22, 2013 by  

Cargo Plane Crashes In Birmingham, Alabama, A cargo plane has crashed in a grassy area outside an airport in the US state of Alabama, killing the two-member cockpit crew, a US official and the mayor say.

The Airbus A300 plane belonging to the freight handling company UPS was travelling from Louisville in Kentucky on Wednesday and crashed while approaching Birmingham airport, about a kilometre north of the runway, said Kathleen Bergen, an official with the Federal Aviation Administration.

She said she had no information on injuries. But Birmingham mayor William Bell said the pilot and co-pilot died in the pre-dawn crash, the news web site said.

Flames rise from a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane which crashed near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo: Reuters

No one was injured on the ground, Mr Bell was quoted as saying. A church and several homes lie 450 metres from the crash site, said.

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