Cargo plane crash kills 2 crew members

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

Courtesy WVTM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Witnesses say they saw flames coming from a cargo plane before it crashed this morning in Birmingham, Alabama. And they say they heard its engines struggle as the plane flew overhead at tree level.

The UPS cargo plane crashed into a field near the Birmingham airport, killing two pilots and scattering wreckage over a rural area.

The crash, which apparently toppled a tree and a utility pole, didn't affect operations at the nearby airport.

UPS says the plane was carrying a variety of cargo.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219552141 -
Gray Television, Inc.