posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 09:32 AM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Take off and landing are the two most dangerous phases of flight and when most crashes occur. The crash site is a half mile short of the runway. The
crash site was near a church and homes in the area.
They think the explosions were related to the fuel on board the aircraft, and not from anything else. Flight tracking websites show the plane
descended 9,000 feet in the last two minutes before impact.
It was UPS 1354, an Airbus A300 (N155UP), out of Louisville Kentucky, into Birmingham. The aircraft broke apart on impact, with the nose section
remaining intact, and not catching fire. There are reports that there may have been hazmat on board the flight. The bodies of the pilots were found
about 100 yards from the crash site. One witness said it sounded like they were running out of fuel shortly before impact.
Please give the source for the above.
As per following links, the Authorities have not been able to find out what exactly caused the crash and the three explosions, investigation is still
ongoing. The weather was calm.
I quote, " “This incident is very unfortunate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those involved,” UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols said
in a statement.
What caused the jet to crash was unclear. The weather was calm at the time, Bell said. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a
team of investigators to the site." Fox59
Also, "Local residents tell AL.com that they were told they do not need to evacuate the area — but that they also lost power, as it seems the plane
may have clipped power lines on its way to the ground.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it is sending a team to Alabama to help investigate the crash."
This is still a developing story...nothing is certain as of now.