NTSB investigation plane crash Birmingham http://apr.org en Tower Audio From UPS Crash That Killed 2 Released http://apr.org/post/tower-audio-ups-crash-killed-2-released <p>An audio recording from the control tower at Birmingham's airport shows workers were trying to reopen the main runway when a UPS cargo jet crashed while trying to land on an alternate runway, killing two pilots.</p><p>The recording shows an air traffic controller asked a Birmingham Airport Authority worker about reopening the runway less than two minutes before the Airbus A300-600 jet went down on Aug. 14.</p><p>The main runway was closed for maintenance, and the UPS aircraft attempted to land on a shorter runway. The jet clipped trees and slammed into a hill near the runway.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 46281 at http://apr.org Tower Audio From UPS Crash That Killed 2 Released Victims of Fatal UPS Plane Crash Identified http://apr.org/post/victims-fatal-ups-plane-crash-identified <p>An Alabama medical examiner has identified the two crew members who died in the crash of a UPS plane this week.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner on Thursday night identified the victims as Capt. Cerea Beal, Jr., 58, of Matthews, N.C. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, 37, of Lynchburg, Tenn.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; An ex-Marine, Beal had been with UPS since 1990. Fanning had worked with the company since 2006.<br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:23:09 +0000 The Associated Press 36150 at http://apr.org Victims of Fatal UPS Plane Crash Identified