ATLANTA, 14 Aug. 2013. Following the crash of UPS Flight 1354 in Birmingham, Ala., United Parcel Service (UPS; NYSE:UPS) officials released a statement in which they revealed they had not yet confirmed the status of the pilots.
"This incident is very unfortunate, and our thoughts and prayers are with those involved," says UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols. "We place the utmost value on the safety of our employees, our customers and the public. We will immediately engage with the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB’s) investigation, and we will work exhaustively on response efforts."
The NTSB is in charge of the investigation and will be the primary source of information going forward. Nonetheless, UPS will release more facts about this accident as they become available.
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Since purchasing its first aircraft in 1981, UPS has become one of the world's largest airlines.