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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigators examine debris (Credit: AP)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigators examine debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

UPS cargo plane crashes, killing 2

A UPS cargo plane crashed into a field near the Birmingham airport, killing two pilots and scattering wreckage over a wide rural area.

A postal inspector officer looks over the debris
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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, killing two crew members and scattering boxes and charred debris across a grassy field in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

NTSB workers inspect the wreckage of a UPS
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NTSB workers inspect the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane that crashed in a field outside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama. (Aug. 14, 2013)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigators examine debris
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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigators examine debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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A postal Inspector officer and a NTSB investigator
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A postal Inspector officer and a NTSB investigator are seen through a section debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

The wreckage from a UPS cargo plane lies
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The wreckage from a UPS cargo plane lies on the ground next to runways at the Birmingham International airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Firefighters look at the wreckage of a UPS
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Firefighters look at the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane that crashed on the north side of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator looks over
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A National Transportation Safety Board investigator looks over the debris of a UPS cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., killing both pilots. (Aug. 14, 2013)

A wooden cross by a church is shown
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A wooden cross by a church is shown near the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane that crashed near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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The wreckage of a UPS cargo plane lies
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The wreckage of a UPS cargo plane lies in a field after it crashed outside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

An investigator works near a section of debris
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An investigator works near a section of debris of a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Investigators work near a section of debris of
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Investigators work near a section of debris of a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Fire crews work the scene of a UPS
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Fire crews work the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies
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Debris burns as a UPS cargo plane lies on a hill at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport after crashing in Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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