UPS Cargo Plane Crashes Near Dubai Airport

Smoke rises from the site of a cargo plane crash in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday Sept. 3, 2010. Officials say a UPS cargo plane with two crew members on board has crashed shortly after takeoff outside Dubai. There was no immediate word on casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

On Friday a UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff Friday outside Dubai, officials said.

It crashed at about 8 p.m. Dubai time (12 p.m. EST).

The plane crashed inside an Emirati air base near a busy highway intersection about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Dubai’s international airport.

All the two crew were killed.

It was en route to the UPS hub in Cologne, Germany.

UPS is based in Atlanta, USA.

It is known as United Parcel Service Inc. and it is the world’s largest shipping company.

This is a disaster.

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