UPS pilots complained of fatigue before fatal crash - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPS pilots complained of fatigue before fatal crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky - The two UPS pilots killed in a crash in Birmingham, Alabama, complained of fatigue just before the accident.

That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on the August 14 crash.

The report says the cockpit voice recorder on UPS Flight 13-54 captured Captain Cerea Beal and first officer Shanda Fanning discussing how tired they were while in flight.

They also talked about how tiring they felt the UPS overnight schedule could be just before their predawn approach to Birmingham.

A UPS spokesman responded to the report saying scheduling was not a factor in the accident and that the company is compliant with FAA rules regarding crew schedules.

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