Southwest bans pilots from landing at airport where UPS cargo jet crashed

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM

DALLAS (WHAS11) – Southwest Airlines is banning its pilots from landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet was trying to land when it crashed at Birmingham’s airport last summer.

Southwest made the decision because pilots were getting cockpit alerts warning they were too close to the ground on approach.

The UPS jet took off from Louisville in August 2013 and crashed while nearing the shorter runway in Birmingham resulting in the deaths of two pilots.
 

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