4 Birmingham residents sue over UPS plane crash

4 Birmingham residents sue over UPS plane crash (Image 1)
4 Birmingham residents sue over UPS plane crash (Image 1)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Four Birmingham residents have filed a lawsuit against UPS and the local airport authority, claiming their homes were damaged in the August crash of a UPS cargo jet.

WVTM-TV reports the lawsuit was filed this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court. The four residents – Cornelius and Barbara Jean Benson, Christopher Whitfield and Pamela Yarber – live across the street from the crash site.

Both pilots died in the Aug. 14 crash, which happened just short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. No one on the ground was injured.

A spokeswoman for the Birmingham Airport Authority declined comment, citing pending litigation. UPS spokesman Mike Mangeot says the accident was a “tragic situation for UPS, our pilots and their loved ones, and the Birmingham community.” He declined further comment.

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