A UPS plane crashes around 6am on Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Birmingham, Alabama (AP/NBC News) – A UPS cargo plane has crashed near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama. According to an AP report the plane crashed in an open field while on approach to the airport.
The airbus a-300 took off from Louisville, Kentucky. Birmingham Mayor William Bell says the only people on board were the pilot and co-pilot. There's no word on their conditions. It appears no one on the ground was injured.
Toni Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says the plane crashed on the outskirts of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Bast says the area is outside the perimeter fence of the airport. She says the crash hasn't affected airport operations.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell told the TODAY Show, the pilot and co-pilot were aboard when the plane went down, but declined to comment on the condition of the crew. There was no unusual weather before the crash, and it was unknown if there were any mechanical issues, Bell said.