Birmingham 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 Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham http://wfpl.org/post/two-dead-ups-cargo-plane-crash-birmingham <p>A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.</p><p>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.</p><p>Bergen says the plane was en route from Louisville to Birmingham.</p><p>Few other details were immediately available.</p><p>Bergen says she had no information on injuries.</p><p><strong>Update: 10:51 a.m.</strong></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:17:50 +0000 Associated Press & Staff 6452 at http://wfpl.org Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham