Two dead following crash of UPS cargo jet.
(NBC News) At least two people are dead following a UPS cargo plane crash near Birmingham, Alabama's airport.
The plane went down as it approached the airport, killing the pilot and co-pilot.
The Airbus A-300 was flying out of Louisville, Kentucky and was roughly 1/2 mile from the runway when it went down.
Witnesses reported a loud "fluttering" sound followed by a boom as the plane hit the ground.
A National Transportation Safety Board team is en route to investigate.
Weather is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
UPS has issued a statement saying:
"We place the utmost value on the safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We will immediately engage with the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation, and we will work exhaustively on response efforts."
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