Skip to main content

1 killed in small plane crash in Alabama

From Craig Bell, CNN
The plane was approaching the runway of the Birmingham airport when it crashed Wednesday.
The plane was approaching the runway of the Birmingham airport when it crashed Wednesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The plane crashes as it is approaching an airport runway
  • The cause of the crash is not known, the FAA says
RELATED TOPICS

(CNN) -- Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Thursday morning to investigate a small plane crash that killed one person in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Beech BE-58 was approaching the runway of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport when it crashed Wednesday, said the Federal Aviation Administration. The cause of the crash is unknown.

"All I know is my friend right here told me to look up, and it was a plane in the sky, fire coming out of the back of it," Kairee King told CNN affiliate WBMA.

King was on his porch when the plane crashed in a neighborhood, about 50 feet from the nearest house, the affiliate reported.

 
Quick Job Search