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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
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The nation's largest regional passenger airline told pilots to avoid landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet crashed in Birmingham because an internal review following the accident concluded planes come "dangerously close" to nearby hills if even a few feet too low.
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained about the company's tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight, and then made errors shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, according to information presented at a hearing Thursday.
A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a contractor that was temporarily involved with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Authorities say they've found two people dead in wreckage of a small plane in northern Jefferson County.
An audio recording from the control tower at Birmingham's airport shows workers were trying to reopen the main runway when a UPS cargo jet crashed while trying to land on an alternate runway, killing two pilots.
A UPS plane crashed during its approach at a Birmingham, Ala., airport early Wednesday morning, Federal Aviation Administration authorities said.