Two People Missing After UPS Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama (Update: 2 Crew Memebers Confirmed Dead)
A UPS cargo plane, A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, crashed around 5:00 am just outside the fence of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. The flight originated from Louisville, Ky. At this point there has been no word as to the condition of the two crew members aboard, they are considered missing; however, this does not look good.
A UPS cargo plane with at least two people aboard crashed early Wednesday just outside the fence of the Birmingham, Ala., airport, and FAA official confirmed.
A UPS spokesman confirmed to MyFoxAL.com that the plane was a UPS A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, with two crew members aboard. The flight originated in Louisville, Ky., and crashed upon its approach in Birmingham. UPS said the crew has not been located.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the crew,” the spokesman said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told The Associated Press that the plane crashed before dawn Wednesday.
UPDATE I: Two crew members dead.
Sadly, the two crew members aboard the cargo plane that crashed this morning at dawn are considered dead. The Mayor’s office have confirmed that the pilot and co-pilot have been found at the crash scene dead.
The Birmingham Mayor’s Office has confirmed that the pilot and copilot of the plane have died in the crash. We’ll continue to update this story as information is confirmed.