Two dead in UPS plane crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The fire chief in Birmingham, Ala., says the pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were both killed when the jet crashed.

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Birmingham Fire Chief Ivor Brooks says both crewmembers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in a grassy field just outside the city’s airport early Wednesday.

UPS spokesman Jeff Wafford has said there were two crew members aboard the plane.

The Airbus A300 plane crashed Wednesday morning on approach to the airport. The plane was en route from Louisville, Ky.

Brooks said at 9:30 CDT that the fire was out.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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