The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revoked the “party status agreement” of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of a UPS Airbus A300-600 freighter that crashed on approach to Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 14, 2013. The accident killed both pilots when the aircraft burst into flames after hitting a hill less than a mile short of the airport. UPS Airlines is owned by United Parcel Service. NTSB said it took the ...

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