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UPS plane crashes in Birmingham (Updated 9:30 a.m.)

UPS Flight 1354, an A300 en route from Louisville, Ky. to Birmingham, crashed on approach to the airport in Birmingham at about 6 a.m, an FAA spokeswoman confirmed.

“This information is preliminary and subject to change,” said Kathleen Bergen, FAA spokeswoman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just after 7 a.m. “We have no information on injuries at this time.”

UPS is based in Sandy Springs. It is the second biggest company in Georgia and the world’s largest package delivery company.

UPDATE: (Reuters) - The pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were killed in a crash Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor William Bell said.

The pilot and co-pilot, who have not been identified, were the only occupants of United Parcel Service Inc flight 1354, which was en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham when it crashed on approach about 6 a.m. (1000 GMT), the Birmingham mayor said.

He said no bystanders were hurt in the incident.