UPS, Pilots Removed From U.S. Probe of Fatal Plane Crash

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    UPS, Pilots Removed From U.S. Probe of Fatal Plane Crash - Bloomberg

    U.S. accident investigators took the unusual step of removing United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and its pilots’ union from a probe into the cargo-jet crash that killed two people last year in Birmingham, Alabama.

    The company and the Independent Pilots Association “took actions prejudicial to the investigation” by issuing comments and analyzing findings before the National Transportation Safety Board meets Sept. 9 to determine the cause, the agency said today in an e-mailed release.

    NTSB includes manufacturers, airlines and unions as parties to investigations to provide technical assistance. While they are also allowed to lobby the agency on its findings, the safety board limits what they can say in public.