In this Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, a investigator looks through debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala.
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The main 12,000-foot runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport was closed for maintenance on its lights at the time of the crash. The pilots were attempting to land on a shorter 7,000-foot runway that didn’t have as complete an instrument landing system as the longer runway.
Fire crews work the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash.
NTSB investigators work around the tail section of the UPS cargo plane.
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