NTSB: Flight recorders found in deadly UPS plane crash

An NTSB investigator holds one of the black boxes found Thursday in the wreckage of UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham, Ala. (NTSB Photo)

Investigators{}recovered the flight recorders from the wreckage of{}UPS Flight 1354 just before noon Thursday.{}{}The cargo jet crashed at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport in the early morning hours Wednesday, killing two pilots.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss says the devices were found but declined to elaborate. Investigators had been combing the tail section of the plane, which is where the recorders are usually located.

The two devices could hold key evidence about what happened as the jet was attempting to land.{} The plane slammed into a hillside just short of the runway.

A news conference is scheduled for Thursday{}afternoon.{} You can watch it live on and on Focus@4.