By: CBS4 Newsroom
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ An airport spokeswoman says a large UPS cargo plane went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala.
Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash.
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the A300 plane crashed around 5 a.m. on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.
UPS spokesman Jeff Wafford says there were two crew members aboard.
Bergen says the plane was en route from Louisville, Ky.
Herrera-Bast says the plane crashed in "open land'' she described as a grassy field on the outskirts of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. She says the crash hasn't affected airport operations.