The NTSB is launching an investigation into the crash of a UPS cargo plane that originated in Louisville and went down in Birmingham, Alabama.
That was Robert Sumwalt, who's part of the NTSB "go team" that's flying from Washington to Birmingham to inspect the crash site. Two people died in the crash. They were the plane's pilot and co-pilot. Sumwalt said he's optimistic that black box flight recorders will be recovered from the scene.
UPS officials are offering their thoughts and prayers. UPS Airlines President Mitch Nichols says the company places the "utmost value on the safety" of employees, customers and the public.