Airport Authority releases drawings of display boards

This detailed drawing of the information display boards at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport was released on Thursday.

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366933149&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4032654&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366933149 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Airport Authority has released shop drawings of the Multi-User Flight Information Display Board (MUFID) that collapsed on March 22, 2013 along with more than 1,000 pages of documents related to the display board.

On March 12th, one week before the accident, KPS architecture firm, Brasfield & Gorrie and the Birmingham Airport Authority signed off on the display board installation, acknowledging it meets all standards.

Also included is an entire section of drawings depicting how the MUFID must be anchored to the wall. The date stamp on the document, however, reads March 28th – six days after the tragic accident.

In a previous statement, Birmingham Airport Authority President Al Denson says the MUFID was designed as a free-standing unit.

Our CBS 42 team is continuing the investigation into what caused the fatal airport accident.

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