Updated with Slideshow: UPS cargo plane crashes in Birmingham

Large cargo plane crash near Birmingham airport

Update:There was no distress call to the control tower.

Click here for complete coverage of the crash of UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham.

Update:Crash site is about 900 yards from airport - only property damage appears to be to trees and power lines.

Update:Plane crash location is 8900 Airport Road - a field before the landing strip

Update:Sources tell ABC 33/40 that there are 2 fatalities in this crash. The bodies were found approximately 100 yards from fuselage.


Birmingham Police confirm a "large aircraft crash" happened early Wednesday morning.{} The area of the crash is near Airport Road and Huffman Road.{} Officers will be closing some roads to allow for emergency responders to have unrestricted access to the area.

The ABC 33/40 photographer on the scene says it is a UPS cargo plane.{} Toni Herrera-Bast with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has just confirmed that a cargo plane did crash.{} However, she says that is all the information she has at this time.

We'll bring you updates as they develop.

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