Local News
5:59 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved

Credit National Transportation Safety Board

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 NTSB will determine the cause of the crash for some time.

The A300 cargo plane crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, and was en route from Louisville. Both crew members have been reported dead.

(Related: WFPL's previous coverage of the plane crash)

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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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Local News
4:46 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

This is What Happens When FAA Furloughs Strand Lebowski Fest in New York City

The Louisville-based team behind the traveling Big Lebowski celebration were among the many unsuspecting victims of the Federal Aviation Administration's air-traffic control furloughs because of the automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect earlier this year.

The FAA had 1,200 flight delays that Monday. There are a lot of stories of frustrated travelers. This is one of them.

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Local News
5:54 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

FAA Seeks $4 Million From UPS Over Alleged Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $4 million penalty from UPS for not complying with federal safety rules. 

The FAA says UPS did not follow federally-approved procedures for maintaining four planes, which allegedly went on more than 400 flights in 2008 and 2009. The agency further says UPS has not entirely complied with an agreement that required the company to check aircraft repairs against maintenance records. The FAA says had UPS followed the agreement, the penalty would not be necessary.

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