Raw Footage Captures UPS Cargo Plane Crash Site Near Birmingham, Alabama Airport: Flight 1354 Pilot And Co-Pilot Reported Dead [VIDEO]

 @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on August 14 2013 10:19 AM
Alabama UPS Cargo Plane Crash
Flames rise from a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane which crashed near the airport in Birmingham in this still image from video Reuters

On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 14, a UPS (NYSE:UPS) cargo plane crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

According to local media, Birmingham Mayor William Bell announced the pilot and co-pilot of the UPS cargo plane were killed in the crash.

UPS Flight 1354, an Airbus A300, crashed around 6 a.m. EDT outside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

According to AL.com, witnesses heard several explosions after the crash, which resulted in debris being strewn across a half a mile of empty field.

The plane was en route from Louisville, Ky., when the crash occurred.

Currrently, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s operations are unaffected by the crash, Birmingham Airport Authority spokeswoman said to CNN.

Raw footage of the crash site can be seen in the videos above. The plane is seen from its tail-end burning in the middle of a field before dawn in the footage above.

Al.com released raw footage of the crash site with first responders getting the resultant fire from the crash under control.

Local news agencies in Birmingham, Ala., also tweeted several photos from the crash site.

 

 

 

According to a tweet from the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Twitter account, a team is being sent from the agency to investigate the crash.

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