Cargo plane crashes in US state of Alabama
AFPWASHINGTON--A cargo plane crashed Wednesday in a grassy area outside an airport in the U.S. state of Alabama, killing the two-member cockpit crew, a U.S. official and the mayor said.
August 15, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The Airbus A300 plane belonging to the freight handling company UPS was traveling from Louisville in Kentucky and crashed while approaching Birmingham airport, about half a mile north of the runway, said Kathleen Bergen, an official with the Federal Aviation Administration.
She said she had no information on injuries. But Birmingham mayor William Bell said the pilot and co-pilot died in the pre-dawn crash, the news website al.com said.
No one was injured on the ground, Bell was quoted as saying. A church and several homes lie 500 yards from the crash site, al.com said.