NTSB http://wfpl.org en NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash http://wfpl.org/post/ntsb-no-problems-controls-fatal-ups-plane-crash <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Federal investigators haven't found any problems with the controls in a UPS cargo jet that crashed while landing in Alabama, killing the two pilots.</p><p>National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt says the cockpit controls in the A300 aircraft appeared to be working before the crash, and they matched the positions of the airplane's flaps and rudder.</p><p>Sumwalt's comments came during a news conference Saturday at Birmingham's airport, where the jet went down early Wednesday about one mile from the runway.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:54:28 +0000 Associated Press 6504 at http://wfpl.org NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash http://wfpl.org/post/ups-releases-information-crew-killed-birmingham-plane-crash <p>UPS has released the following information on the pilot and co-pilot who were killed in<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/two-dead-ups-cargo-plane-crash-birmingham"> this week's plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The Jefferson County, Alabama, Medical Examiner has confirmed that two of our crewmembers, Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, lost their lives in the accident involving UPS Flight 1354.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:44:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6482 at http://wfpl.org UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved http://wfpl.org/post/ntsb-flight-recorder-crashed-ups-plane-not-yet-retrieved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Transportation Safety Board officials say they are not yet able to gather the flight recorder as part of the UPS plane that crashed Wednesday morning was still burning into the evening. Further, it's not expected that the&nbsp;</span>NTSB<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will determine the cause of the crash for some time.</span></p><p>The A300 cargo plane crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, and was en route from Louisville. Both crew members have been reported dead.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:59:27 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6463 at http://wfpl.org NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved NTSB to States: Drop Drunk Driving Threshold to .05 Blood Alcohol Content http://wfpl.org/post/ntsb-states-drop-drunk-driving-threshold-05-blood-alcohol-content <p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:20:26 +0000 Associated Press 5383 at http://wfpl.org NTSB to States: Drop Drunk Driving Threshold to .05 Blood Alcohol Content