Birmingham airport

UPS Plane Crash
4:13 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Tower Audio From UPS Crash That Killed 2 Released

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
8:25 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
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A project to modernize the terminal at Birmingham's airport is about two-thirds complete.


Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/UejcJD) that Tom Wesley of Birmingham's airport authority provided board members with an update on the project this week.


He said the airport authority has spent 67 percent of the $201.6 million allotted for the entire two-phased project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.


Authorities say the project will mean more amenities for passengers and also bring the airport in line with post-Sept. 11 security standards.

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