Investigators focus on pilot fatigue in UPS plane crash

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- U.S. crash investigators are focusing on pilot fatigue, training and adherence to procedures in the August 2013 crash of a United Parcel Service Inc. cargo plane in Birmingham.

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Bloomberg reports the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing Feb. 20 to examine issues including whether pilots are fit for duty when they report to work and how well they monitor instruments and follow airline policies.

Both pilots were killed when the Airbus A300-600F struck a hillside short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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