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UPS/IPA Joint Statement on Flight 1354

A UPS cargo plane was involved in an accident in Birmingham, Alabama.
Release Date: 8/14/2013 6:24:11 PM

A UPS cargo plane was involved in an accident in Birmingham, Alabama.

UPS has been notified that two of our crewmembers lost their lives in the accident involving UPS Flight 1354 at approximately 6 a.m. EDT today in Birmingham, Ala. However, UPS cannot disclose their names pending confirmation from the local coroner’s office.

The two pilots were flying an Airbus A300-600F from Louisville, Ky., to Birmingham when it was involved in an accident at Birmingham International Airport.

"All of us at UPS extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these two crewmembers," said UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. "Our efforts now are primarily focused on helping the families.”

The UPS Family Assistance Team already has reached out to support the crewmembers’ families during this difficult time, Davis said.

“We place utmost importance on the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve,” Davis said. “UPS is participating in the investigation.” The NTSB has taken the lead on the investigation and will release all information on its progress.

“The news from Birmingham is tragic,” said the president of the Independent Pilots Association, Captain Robert Travis. “UPS and the Independent Pilots Association lost two pilots who were dear friends, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families. IPA is working in full coordination and cooperation with UPS, the NTSB and local authorities.”

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