Plane Crashes and Significant Safety
Events Since 1985 for United Parcel Service
The following UPS events involve the death of one or more crew members or are included because they meet the criteria of a significant event as defined by AirSafe.com.
31 January 1985; United Parcel Service; Swearingen SA.227AT Expeditor IV; N568UP; London, KY: The aircraft was on a domestic cargo flight from Louisville, KY to London, KY. The aircraft's approach to the runway was both high and fast, but the crew continued the landing. The aircraft had touched down long and shortly before the aircraft was about to overrun the runway, the flight crew retracted the landing gear. The plane slid off the end of the runway, went over an embankment, briefly became airborne, and crashed into a ravine. All three crew members survived, but the aircraft was destroyed.
8 February 2006; United Parcel Service; DC-8-71F; N748UP; flight 1307; Philadelphia, PA: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic cargo flight from Atlanta, GA to Philadelphia, PA. Just after receiving clearance to land, the crew received an inication of smoke in the cargo compartment. Smoke was seen coming from the aircraft as it landed. After landing, the three crew members evacuated the aircraft and the subsequent fire destroyed the aircraft. All three crew members survived.
3 September 2010; United Parcel Service; 747-400F; N571UP; flight 6; Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
The aircraft was on an international cargo flight from Dubai, UAE to Colonge, Germany, and crashed shortly after takeoff about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the airport. The two crew members were killed. The only previous fatal crash of a 747-400 was a 2000 crash of a Singapore Airlines in Taipei, Taiwan.
Other 747 plane crashes
http://airsafe.com/events/airlines/fedex.htm -- Revised: 3 September 2010