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.


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