On 9th February, a UPS Boeing 767 cargo aircraft became stuck in mud after it taxied off the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama.
The Boeing 767-300F with registration N327UP was performing flight 5X1356 from Louisville’s Muhammad Ali International Airport to Birmingham. However, after landing on runway 24 at Birmingham the freighter became stuck during taxiing.
Footage shared on the internet shows that the main wheels on the right-hand side of the aircraft became stuck in the mud as the aircraft was turning right.
UPS Boeing 767-300F (N327UP, built 1998) became stuck during taxi after landing on runway 24 at Birmingham AP (KBHM), AL. The 767 was operating on flight #5X1356 fRrm Louisville, KY. https://t.co/2SFVypIbik pic.twitter.com/UUlsCol0q4
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) February 10, 2023
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s Vice President of Communications confirmed the incident and said,
“UPS crews from Louisville came in to assist with the removal of the aircraft from the taxiway.”
“Last night, at around 9 pm, the crews were able to pull the aircraft out of the mud and get it completely back on the taxiway. The plane then continued on to the Air Cargo facility.”
An airline spokesperson confirmed that the crew was safe and it is currently working on returning the aircraft to service.
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