Statement on UPS Flight 1354

Discussion in 'UPS Pressroom News' started by cheryl, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    At 6:11 a.m. EST, UPS Flight 1354 from Louisville, KY to Birmingham, AL, an A300 with two crewmembers, was involved in an accident on approach into the Birmingham airport. At this time, we have not confirmed the status of our pilots.

    "This incident is very unfortunate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those involved," said UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols.

    "We place the utmost value on the safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We will immediately engage with the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation, and we will work exhaustively on response efforts," continued Nichols.

    UPS will release more facts about this accident as they become available, but the NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will be the primary source of information going forward.

    To keep you informed of developments, UPS has established a media information hotline: (502) 329-0110. A recorded message will provide updates as this situation unfolds; the system will also allow reporters to leave messages.