Large piece of UPS fuselage removed from crash site

Large piece of UPS fuselage removed from crash site

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The largest portion of the UPS plane's fuselage, including the cockpit, was transported from the crash site today. Source: Anthony Moore/WBRC photo The largest portion of the UPS plane's fuselage, including the cockpit, was transported from the crash site today. Source: Anthony Moore/WBRC photo
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Debris at the crash site of a UPS cargo jet in Birmingham is still being cleared from the grassy hillside where Flight 1354 went down last Wednesday.

It's been more than a week since the large cargo plane crashed short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing the two pilots onboard.      

Large pieces of the engine and the body of the plane are being carefully removed and will be kept in the custody of the NTSB until the investigation is complete.

They do not expect to reconstruct the entire plane but may reconstruct sections relevant to the investigation.

So far those investigators have found no evidence of mechanical failure onboard the plane.

Meanwhile, some pilots have raised concerns about the safety of landing large commercial flights on Runway 18 where this crash happened. Those concerns will also be part of the NTSB investigation.

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