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10:26 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Pilots in Crashed UPS Jet That Took Off From Louisville Complained of Fatigue

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WASHINGTON — A cockpit voice recorder transcript shows the pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained of tiring work schedules that don't allow enough time for sleep at the start of the fatal flight.

The jet was en route to Birmingham from Louisville, where UPS keeps its air hub.

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6:54 am
Sun August 18, 2013

NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash

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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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9:44 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash

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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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5:59 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved

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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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7:17 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham

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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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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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12:58 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

UPS Announces Plans to Bid on Large USPS Contract

UPS officials say it could be good news for the company’s Louisville Worldport hub if UPS wins a contract with the United States Postal Service next year.

The USPS has had a contract with FedEx to transport certain mail since 2000, but officials announced earlier this year that USPS intends on opening the contract up for bidding.  The contract is worth nearly $1 billion annually.

Both UPS and FedEx officials have announced they plan to place bids when the USPS releases its request for proposals, which could be as early as next month,  said UPS spokesman Norman Black.

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