Plane Crash

Local News
2:18 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Oldham County Authorities Look Into Report of Possible Plane Crash

Update 2:23 p.m. FAA Says Nothing Has Been Found

Here's a statement from Kathleen Bergen, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman:

At about 11 am today, a Louisville-area resident reported that a small aircraft may have gone down near Exit 14 off I-71, near Crestwood in Oldham County, KY. The FAA notified local authorities. They conducted a search and did not find an aircraft accident.

Earlier: At about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Oldham County authorities began a search after getting multiple reports of a possible plane crash in the area.

As of 2 p.m., they hadn't found anything, says an Oldham County dispatcher.

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Local News
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
9:44 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash

Credit National Transportation Safety Board

UPS has released the following information on the pilot and co-pilot who were killed in this week's plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama:

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.

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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
6:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report Into Plane Crash at Seneca Golf Course

The panel of a Cessna 172 M.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report from the June 11 crash of a Cessna 172 M at Seneca Golf Course. The report doesn't outline a cause for the crash, but it does note the the plane was doing touch-and-go landing—and that the crash happened on the fourth attempt.

Here's the narative from the NTSB:

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Local News
11:25 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Update: 1 Person Still in Critical Condition After Seneca Golf Course Plane Crash

Panel for a random Cessna 172M.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

Four people aboard a plane that crashed overnight at Seneca Golf Course (near Bowman Field) were listed in critical condition condition Wednesday morning at University Hospital, a hospital spokesman says.

The Cessna 172  crashed while—according to preliminary reports—the pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings, an Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says.

The FAA will handoff its investigation to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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