According to NBC News affiliate WVTM, the crash caused at least two explosions and strewed debris across a long path.
Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said The accident occurred about 6 a.m., as U.P.S. Flight 1354, which was en route from Louisville, Ky., made its descent toward Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, about 5 miles northeast of downtown Birmingham.
A UPS spokesman confirmed to MyFoxAL.com that the plane was a UPS A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, with two crew members aboard. The flight originated in Louisville, Ky., and crashed upon its approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport before dawn.
A UPS cargo plane crashed during its landing approach at the Birmingham, Alabama airport on Wednesday morning and killing the two peoples - the pilot and co-pilot. However, UPS cannot disclose their names pending confirmation from the local coroner's office.
The National Transportation Safety Board deployed a Go-Team from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The scene is about a half-mile north of Runway 18 where weather conditions were rainy with low clouds.In a statement, UPS said it has reached out to the pilots' families to offer support. Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/