UPS suffered the second fatal accident in its 25-year air package service history Aug. 14 when Flight 1354 went down on final approach to Alabama's Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) following a flight from the carrier's Louisville, Ky., hub, killing the two pilots. The Airbus A300-600F hit the ground about one-half mile short of BHM's 7,099-ft. Runway 18 on its initial approach. BHM's primary runway, the 11,998-ft. 6/24, was closed for routine maintenance at the time. ...
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