NTSB Expected to Release Information on UPS Cargo Jet Crash

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to release more information this week on an Alabama plane crash that happened last August.

A UPS plane crashed less than a mile away from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport. The two-member flight crew died in the crash of the Airbus cargo plane.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. An investigative hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Washington, D.C. The one day hearing is expected to examine several things, including the execution of non-precision approaches. The board also wants to look at human factors associated with effective crew coordination and resource management.

The NTSB will release more information on the crash this week. However, the board will not release the final determination on the cause of the crash until the investigation is complete.

Members of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), UPS, Airbus, The Independent Pilots Association, and Transport Workers Union are all expected to be present for Thursday’s hearing.