Photos: Cargo plane crashes, killing two

A UPS cargo plane crashed in a field near the Birmingham airport Wednesday, killing the two pilots on board, scattering debris over a wide area and startling nearby residents who heard explosions and saw flames.

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Debris lies strewn as a UPS cargo plane rests on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate ar…

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Firefighters look at the wreckage of a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane that crashed on the north side of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. An engine cowling is shown in the foreground. The two pilots aboard the aircraft were killed.…

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Investigators look through debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. The two pilots aboard the airplane were killed. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Fire crews assess damage on a street where a UPS cargo plane knocked down trees and power lines as it crashed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach as a jet flies over, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area …

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A business jet taxis as smoke rises from a UPS cargo plane that crashed on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate are…

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 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. (AP Ph…

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A postal inspector officer looks over the debris of an UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport this morning Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala. A UPS cargo plane crashed and burned Wednesday morning on the outskirts …

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing on approach, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 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. (AP Ph…

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Investigators search through the debris on the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash at the Birmingham International airport in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Investigators search through the debris on the scene of a UPS plane crash at the Birmingham International airport in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

Investigators search through the debris on the scene of a UPS plane crash at the Birmingham International airport in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

UPS Plane Crash

UPS Plane Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator looks over the debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. The two pilots aboard the aircraft were killed. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)


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