Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 14 August 2013
Time:04:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300F4-622R
Operator:United Parcel Service - UPS
Registration: N155UP
C/n / msn: 841
First flight: 2003-11-03 (9 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) N of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, AL (BHM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Louisville International Airport, KY (SDF/KSDF), United States of America
Destination airport:Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, AL (BHM/KBHM), United States of America
Flightnumber:1354
Narrative:
UPS Flight 1354, an Airbus A300F4-622R, N155UP, crashed and burst into flames near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). Both pilots were killed.
Flight 1354 departed Louisville International Airport, KY (SDF) about 05:04 hours EDT on a regular cargo service to Birmingham (BHM).
The flight was on approach to runway 18 when it struck trees. The airplane contacted terrain and crashed in a field, 1000 m short of the runway.


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METAR Weather report:
09:53 UTC / 04:53 local time:
KBHM 140953Z 34004KT 10SM FEW011 BKN035 OVC075 23/22 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP141 T02330222


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Distance from Louisville International Airport, KY to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, AL as the crow flies is 517 km (323 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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