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NEW PHOTOS: NTSB open UPS FL1354 recorder boxes

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Less than 48 hours after a UPS cargo plane crashed next to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, investigators with the National Safety Board cracked in the plane's flight recorder boxes, commonly called "black boxes".

The NTSB tweeted pictures of the black boxes being examined in Washington D.C.

The recorders were retrieved from the wreckage, which remains in an open field just north of Birmingham airport, on Thursday. Officials hope audio from the recorders will give them insight to what caused the crash.

Early Wednesday morning, just before 5, two pilots flying UPS cargo flight 1354 from Louisville, Kentucky died with the Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed.

58-year-old Cerea Beal, Jr. of North Carolina and 37-year-old Shanda Fanning of Tennessee were on board.

Alabama's 13 Bettina Boateng, Lisa Crane and Meteorologist Richard Jacks have morning news and weather headlines. Please access the video player to view more on this story .

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