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Daytime Video Of Cargo Plane Crash In Alabama

posted 14 Aug 2013, 13:21 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 14 Aug 2013, 13:22 ]

Daytime video shows smouldering wreckage at the site of the cargo plane crash inAlabama.

 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMAUNITED STATES (AUGUST 14, 2013) (NBC) -  Transportation investigators were on the scene in Birmingham, Alabamaon Wednesday (August 14) where a large United Parcel Service cargo plane crashed and burst into flames, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

UPS flight 1354, an AIrbus A300, was en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham when it crashed shortly before dawn.

A field of debris could be seen around the crash site in an area of Birmingham that had been a residential neighborhood. Many homes have been bulldozed to make room for an airport expansion.

The Airbus A300 is a wide-body jet widely used as a regional freighter by UPS, FedEx Corp and others.

The model has been involved in about 10 crashes, the latest occurring last November, when the front landing gear on DHL-owned jet collapsed on landing inBratislavaSlovakia. The model has been in service since 1974.