August 16th, 2013|
August 16, 2013
Two people were killed as the result of a Corporate Aviation Accident that occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier this week. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 6 a.m., just short of a runway located at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
According to an article from NBC News, an Airbus A306, owned by the United Parcel Service (UPD), had taken off earlier in the morning from Louisville, Kentucky. As the aircraft approached for landing in Birmingham, the plane made contact with the tree line before striking a hill, skidding for several hundred yards, and finally coming to rest.
The impact of the collision caused the plane to suffer at least two explosions while the pilot and co-pilot were still inside. Both were killed as a result of the crash.
Since the incident, the aircraft’s black box has been recovered and investigators are looking into potential causes for the accident. Officials say no distress calls were made prior to the plane going down.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board stated they are now investigating if a defect in the aircraft or its equipment may be to blame. It could be several months before the findings of their investigation are released.
The Aviation Accident Attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to send their deepest sympathies to the families of those who were killed in this tragic accident.