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NTSB to hold hearing on UPS crash in Birmingham

The NTSB says the investigative hearing will be Feb. 20 in Washington. (Source: Tarrant Police) The NTSB says the investigative hearing will be Feb. 20 in Washington. (Source: Tarrant Police)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing into a cargo jet crash that killed two pilots at Birmingham's airport last year.

The agency says the investigative hearing will be Feb. 20 in Washington.

A twin-engine UPS A300-600 jet crashed while trying to land in Birmingham on Aug. 14. The jet was approaching a runway not typically used by such large aircraft because the main runway was closed for repairs.

A statement from the NTSB says the session will review landing procedures, training, adherence to standard operating procedures and proficiency.

It will also examine human factors including decision-making, communication between pilots, fatigue and fitness for duty.

The board also will review UPS dispatch procedures and software limitations.

Investigators have said they didn't find mechanical problems with the aircraft.

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