A large cargo plane crashed early Wednesday, Aug 14 morning near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., NBC News reported.
The aircraft was a UPS cargo plane, Flight 1354, that crashed at about 6am at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and was an Airbus A300 coming from Louisville, Ky.
UPS has "been notified of an incident involving one of our aircraft near Birmingham," the company said on its official Twitter feed.
The crash caused at least two explosions and strewed debris across a long path, according to NBC News affiliate WVTM. The plane crashed in an open field owned by the airport, WVTM reported. Police said no homes were affected by the crash.
The pilot and co-pilot were aboard when the plane went down, said Birmingham Mayor William Bell told the TODAY Show, but declined to comment on the condition of the crew. There was no unusual weather before the crash, and it was unknown if there were any mechanical issues, Bell said.
There was no immediate information on whether or not there were any people killed or injured in the crash.