Southwest Airlines http://apr.org en Southwest Bans Landings On UPS Crash Runway http://apr.org/post/southwest-bans-landings-ups-crash-runway <p></p><p>Southwest Airlines has barred its pilots from landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet was trying to land when it crashed at Birmingham's airport last year.</p><p>A spokeswoman for the Texas-based airline, Jenna Williamson, said Tuesday the passenger carrier took that action because pilots were getting cockpit alerts warning they were too close to the ground on approach.</p><p>Williamson says Birmingham's Runway 18 is no longer authorized for Southwest landings, but pilots can still use it for takeoffs.</p><p>Southwest's decision was first reported by Al.com.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:26:40 +0000 The Associated Press 48226 at http://apr.org Southwest Bans Landings On UPS Crash Runway