An UPS Airbus A300-600F (Image © Airbus)

UPS Airbus A300 crashed in Alabama

An UPS Airbus A300-600F (Image © Airbus)
An UPS Airbus A300-600F (Image © Airbus)

An Airbus A300-600F operated by UPS crashed shortly before landing at Birmingham-Alabama at August 14, 2013, killing both crew members. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight 1354, from Louisville, KY to Birmingham AL.

The aircraft involved in the accident, registered under the number N155UP was MSN 841, delivered to UPS from the production line in 2003. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 11000 flight hours in some 6800 flights. It was powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. At this time no further factual information is available of the cause of the crash.

The A300-600F is a freighter twin-engine widebody. The first A300-600F freighter entered service in 1983. By the end of June 2013, 104 A300-600F were in service.

Source: Airbus