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A large cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., city police confirmed to NBC News.

The aircraft was a UPS cargo plane, Flight 1354, that crashed at about 6am at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and was an Airbus A300 coming from Louisville, Ky.

UPS has “been notified of an incident involving one of our aircraft near Birmingham,” the company said on its official Twitter feed.

The crash caused at least two explosions and strewed debris across a long path, according to NBC News affiliate WVTM. The plane crashed in an open field owned by the airport, WVTM reported. Police said no homes were affected by the crash.

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