Photos: UPS cargo plane crash

Published 10:58 AM ET, Wed August 14, 2013
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The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo flight died Wednesday, August 14, when their Airbus A300 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. Hal Yeager/AP Photo
The plane, which took off from Louisville, Kentucky, went down about 4:45 a.m., according to airport officials. Frank Couch/AL.COM /Landov
What caused the jet to crash was unclear. The weather was calm at the time, according to Mayor William Bell. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of investigators to the site. Frank Couch/AL.COM /Landov
Fire crews investigate where a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill about a half-mile from the runway. Butch Dill/AP Photo
Debris burns in front of the crash site. Hal Yeager/AP Photo