Firefighting

Two Dead After UPS Cargo Plane Crashes in AL

A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday on its approach to the Birmingham (AL) airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

The plane crashed about 1/2 mile north of the runway on a street that runs parallel to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, according to a CNN report (http://bit.ly/1cBuotk).

UPS plane crashes in Alabama No buildings were hit and no one on the ground was injured. The local utlity cut off power to about 140 buildings in the vicinity of the crash as a precaution.

The cause of the crash was unclear.

Read further details at http://bit.ly/1cBuotk.

For further details on firefighter reesponse to plane crashes, consider Fighter Jet Crashes into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex, MID-AIR COLLISION: MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, and Small Plane Crash Response in Illinois.