Flight recorders from downed UPS cargo jet probed for clues

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    Flight recorders from downed UPS cargo jet probed for clues - Reuters

    U.S. government investigators were hoping on Friday that cockpit voice and flight data recorders pulled from the wreckage of a UPS cargo jet would help pinpoint the cause of the fiery crash that killed its pilot and co-pilot.

    The United Parcel Service Inc plane's "black box" flight recorders arrived at the headquarters of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington on Thursday night, after they were pulled hours earlier from a heap of melted plastic and debris at the crash site outside Birmingham, Alabama's international airport.

    UPS identified the two crew members aboard as 58-year-old Cerea Beal Jr., a resident of Matthews, North Carolina, and Shanda Fanning, 37, of Lynchburg, Tennessee.