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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On UPS Plane Crash

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal investigators said in a preliminary report that a UPS cargo jet crashed short of runway 18 while on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The brief report released Tuesday night from the National Transportation Safety Board includes few new details about the August 14 crash. The NTSB is continuing to investigate the accident in a probe that's expected to take several months.

Authorities previously said the UPS A300 clipped trees around homes before crashing about a mile from the end of the runway. Both pilots died in the crash. The accident left debris scattered around the neighborhood, but no one on the ground was injured.

The flight had originated from Louisville International Airport in Kentucky.

Meanwhile, funeral services are set for the pilot who was flying the jet. Cerea Beal Jr. will be laid to rest Tuesday in North Carolina, where he lived.

The 58-year-old Mississippi native is survived by a wife and three children. He lived in Matthews, N.C.

Services were held Monday for the co-pilot, 37-year-old Shanda Fanning of Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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