NTSB schedules investigative hearing into UPS plane crash - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

NTSB schedules investigative hearing into UPS plane crash

WASHINGTON (WAVE) – The National Transportation Board has scheduled an investigative hearing February 20 into the August 2013 crash of a UPS plane in Birmingham.

Two flight crew members were killed and the airplane was destroyed when it impacted the ground less than a mile short of the runway. The cargo flight had originated in Louisville.

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According to a press release by the NTSB, the one-day hearing will examine:

• Execution of non-precision approaches, including initial and recurrent training, adherence to standard operating procedures, and proficiency

• Human factors issues associated with effective crew coordination and resource management applicable to this accident, including decision-making, communication, fatigue and fitness for duty, as well as monitoring and cross-checking, policies, standard operating procedures, guidance, and training provided to UPS crewmembers.

• Dispatch procedures, including the training, evaluation, roles and responsibilities of UPS dispatchers and the limitations of dispatch-related software.

When the investigation is complete, the determination of probably cause of the crash will be released.

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