A UPS-helmed A300 flying from Louisville, Ky., crashed on its approach into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., early Wednesday morning, killing the two crew members aboard the plane, according to reports.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the incident occurred at 6 a.m EDT half a mile north of the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Twitter feed reports the agency is launching a go-team to Alabama to investigate.
UPS is still gathering information about the crash.
“We will release more information as it becomes available. As we work through this difficult situation, we ask for your patience, and that you keep those involved in your thoughts and prayers,” UPS said in a statement.
Airbus said the plane was delivered to UPS in 2003 and had been in the air for a total of 11,000 hours across 6,800 flights. - Jon Ross