NTSB Launches Investigation Into UPS Crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched a full “Go-Team” to investigate the fatal crash of a United Parcel Service (UPS) A300 aircraft yesterday (August 14, 2013) at Birmingham International Airport, Alabama. The A300 came down shortly after 09.50 on Runway 18 while operating a scheduled service, Flight 1354, from Louisville, Kentucky. According to Airbus, the Pratt and Whitney-powered A300-600F was 10 years old and had accumulated approximately 11,000 flight hours during 6,800 flights. Airbus will provide full technical assistance during the investigation and has dispatched a team of specialists to Alabama. The pilot and co-pilot were the only people onboard at the time of the crash.

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