Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crash prompts Airbus to send team

Airbus is sending a team of specialists to Alabama in the wake of the crash today of a twin-engine A300-600F UPS cargo plane near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The company issued a statement in the wake of the crash that killed the pilot and co-pilot of Flight 1354 from Louisville, Ky. The plane, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, has been in service with UPS since 2003, and accumulated some 11,000 flight hours in about 6,800 flights, according to Airbus. (Source: Airbus, 08/14/13)