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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WDRB) – A pilot medical problem has been ruled out as the cause of last month's UPS plane crash.
The medical examiner in Birmingham, Alabama reports the two-person crew died from blunt force injuries in the crash. Pilots Shanda Fanning of Lynchburg, Tennessee and Cerea Beal, Jr. of Matthews, North Carolina both died instantly.
The cargo plane slammed into an open field near Birmingham's airport on August 14.
An NTSB report found no sign of engine failure or fire on board the jet.
The crew didn't report any trouble before the crash of UPS flight 1354 that was en route from Louisville to Birmingham.