plane crash Birmingham Alabama

UPS Plane Crash
8:25 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Residents of Ala Community Near Crash Site Worried

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing August 14, 2013.
Hal Yeager/AP

People living near the site of last week's cargo jet crash at Birmingham's airport say they're worried about safety.

   The head of a community association, Robert Walker, addressed members of the city's airport authority on Monday.

   Walker says residents fear another crash. He says they want assurances that big planes like the UPS A300 jet that went down last Wednesday won't be using the runway nearest their homes.

   The jet clipped trees around homes before crashing about a mile from the end of the runway.

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Politics & Government
7:25 am
Wed August 14, 2013

US: UPS Cargo Jet Crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

The site of a UPS cargo plane that crashed near Bimringham-Shuttlesworth International Airport this morning.
Peter Torres/Eyewitness

An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

   Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash.

   U.S. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.

   There is no information yet on injuries, but UPS spokesman Jeff Wafford says there were two crew members aboard.

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