National Traffic Safety Board http://apr.org en UPS Jet Crashes Near Birmingham Airport, Killing 2 And Scattering Wreckage Over Neighborhood http://apr.org/post/ups-jet-crashes-near-birmingham-airport-killing-2-and-scattering-wreckage-over-neighborhood <p>Neighbors near the area where a UPS cargo plane crashed say they heard engines sputtering shortly before the fiery explosion.</p><p>The pilot and a co-pilot of the shipping company's Airbus A300 were killed early Wednesday when their plane crashed into a grassy field on approach to an airport in Birmingham.</p><p>Ryan Wimbleduff, who lives near the airport, said balls of fire rolled toward his property and shook his house.</p><p>Authorities say the plane was en route from Louisville, Ky., and the cause of the crash is unclear.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:11:36 +0000 Ryan Vasquez & The Associated Press 36058 at http://apr.org UPS Jet Crashes Near Birmingham Airport, Killing 2 And Scattering Wreckage Over Neighborhood