UPS - Airbus A300-600F - 14.08.2013

Date & Time 14.08.2013 :: 04:50
Country USA
Location 1 km North of Birmingham-Intl AP (KBHM)
Airline UPS
A/C Type Airbus A300-600F
A/C Register N155UP
Flight Number UP 1354
From Louisville
To Birmingham

The cargo aircraft was on approach to runway 18 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl Airport in pre-dawn darkness, the A300 descended below the approach path until it impacted ground about 1 km north of the runway where it broke apart and caught fire. Both crewmembers who were the only persons on board, were killed. The wreckage came to rest in open grassland near Airport Road in vicinity to local community houses. No persons on the ground and no property was damaged. Runway 18 does not offer an ILS approach. An investigation has been opened by the NTSB.