Did UPS Pilots Experience ‘Black Hole’ Effect?

Credit: AP/Wide World
Rising, unpopulated terrain ahead of Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, Ala., could have created visual illusions that complicated the pre-dawn landing of UPS Flight 1354, an Airbus A300-600F that slammed into a hilltop short of the runway on Aug. 14, killing both pilots...

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