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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. (AP) - A cargo plane UPS company crashed Wednesday morning in an open field near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama.
No information was injured, but UPS spokesman Jeff Wafford said there were two crew on board. There were no homes in the immediate area of the accident, said Toni Herrera-Bast, spokeswoman for the Birmingham Airport Authority.
The A300 plane crashed at about 5 am (0900 GMT) when approaching the airport, told The Associated Press the spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA for its acronym in English) Kathleen Bergen said, adding that the aircraft came from Louisville, Kentucky.
"As we grapple with this difficult situation, we ask for patience and keep in their minds and prayers to those affected, " UPS said in a statement.
Herrera-Bast said the cargo plane crashed near the International Airport Birmingham-Shuttlesworth. He said the crash site is located outside the perimeter fence of the airport and did not affect operations.
A photo uploaded to page news al.com showed a column of smoke rising from the site in an open field. There were several fire trucks and other emergency vehicles lined up on a nearby road.
At 7 am, the conditions in the area wander rainy with low clouds. The smoke still rose from the site at 7:47 a.m. There was a piece of the fuselage near a blackened area on the ground.
"The plane is in several pieces, " said Birmingham Mayor William Bell, who was informed of the situation by the fire chief of the city. "There were two or three small explosions, but thought it was the jet fuel." The two crew were the pilot and co-pilot, said Bell.
A UPS cargo plane crashed on September 3, 2010 in the United Arab Emirates, just on the outskirts of Dubai. Both crew members were killed. In that case the authorities attributed the disaster to their burden of between 80, 000 and 90, 000 lithium batteries, which are highly sensitive to temperature. Researchers concluded that an onboard fire likely started in the cargo section.