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6:54 am
Sun August 18, 2013

NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash

Credit National Transportation Safety Board

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.

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.

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.

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Local News
7:17 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham

National Transportation Safety Board

A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.

Bergen says the plane was en route from Louisville to Birmingham.

Few other details were immediately available.

Bergen says she had no information on injuries.

Update: 10:51 a.m.

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