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It's Friday!

Good morning everyone. I'm Sarah Verser on the set of Good Day Alabama on Fox6 WBRC.

Those black boxes from the deadly crash of a UPS cargo plane are now on the way to a lab in Washington. The National Transportation Safety Board retrieved the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the mangled tail of the plane. Information contained in those boxes will be used in determining what caused the plane to go down. Lead Investigator Robert Sumwalt with the NTSB will join us live in studio to walk us through what comes next in piecing together details of that crash. He joins us in the 7 a.m. hour of Good Day Alabama.

UPS is now confirming the names of both pilots killed in Wednesday's crash of Flight 1354 just outside the Birmngham Shuttlesworth International Airport. The company says the pilot was 58-year-old Cerea Beal from Matthews, North Carolina. He has been with UPS since 1990. Beal was certified as a transport pilot for single engine and multi engine aircraft, as well as a helicopter pilot and a certified flight engineer. We have sound from his neighbors. 

Fox6 News reporter Terri Brewer has more on a milestone for schools in Tuscaloosa on the road to recovery. The new University Place School will open this year. The school was destroyed during the April 27th tornado.

Ronda Robinson has your Friday Freebies. That includes free movies, free food, and free makeovers.. That's just good to know.

Funnyman George Wallace has appeared on stages all over the world making people laugh. This morning, he'll be in our studio before he appears at the Stardome Comedy Club. 

Mickey Ferguson says to expect a 20% chance of rain. East Alabama has a 30% chance of rain. Expect cooler temperatures with a high of 79.

Your traffic tracker team, Britton Lynn and Derek Scudder, will keep you out of the traffic messes. You can get updates on our site and using our Fox6 app on your mobile devices.

I'm Sarah Verser hoping you will tune us in.  Good Day Alabama airs from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. each week day morning.  Have a wonderful day.

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