Crash Investigation Focuses On Tail Section Of Jet
Investigators say they have recovered the flight recorders on an ill-fated UPS cargo jet that crashed at Birmingham's airport this week, killing its two crew members.
Today's search focused on the tail section of the aircraft, where the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder are typically located. The National Transportation Board says they should know tomorrow if data is on the recovered flight data recorders.
The two devices could hold key evidence about what happened as the jet was attempting to land in Birmingham early Wednesday.
The plane slammed into a hillside just short of the runway. The NTSB also says during their investigation today of the plane's engines that they showed no sign of an uncontained failure or pre impact fire.