Pilot killed in UPS plane crash identified as member of Jack Daniels Distillery family
This is the first picture the NTSB tweeted from the scene of the crash. (Source: NTSB)
Shanda Fanning was one of the two pilots killed in Wednesday's crash. (Source: Shelbyville Time-Gazette)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pilot from Tennessee who is part of the family that runs the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN has been identified as one of the two crew members killed in Wednesday morning's UPS cargo plane crash near the Birmingham, AL airport. The flight originated at the UPS hub in Louisville.
Shanda Fanning of Lynchburg was among the two pilots killed in the crash. According to WSMV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Nashville, Jack Daniels employees were gathered for a meeting on Wednesday to inform them of the tragedy. Fanning was the wife of Bret Fanning, whose family operates the distillery. Shanda Fanning and the other pilot, whose name has not been released, were the only two people aboard the Airbus A300 when it went down in an open field during its approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at 6:11 a.m. EDT.