The National Transportation Safety Board did something Monday that it never had done before, releasing an eight-minute video in which its investigators explain what went wrong in the fatal crash of a UPS cargo plane in 2013.

A trio of NTSB investigators use a video recreation and other visual aids to tell why UPS flight 1354 crashed short of the runway at Alabama’s Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on Aug. 14, 2013. The pilot and co-pilot, the only people on board, were killed, and the plane filled with packages was engulfed in fire.

The NTSB put out a 153-page report last September that the crash was caused by a variety of factors, including an unstabilized approach during which the crew failed to configure and verify their computer information or communicate sufficiently.

The report, like most NTSB documents, is a clear factual description that makes for fairly dry reading. The movie released to accompany it Monday is an unprecedented addition that uses interviews and visual material that bring fresh life to the incident.

“People consume information and absorb lessons in different ways,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart. “This video is another way to reach pilots and aviation safety professionals with the lessons we learned through our investigative work.”