An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed in a bay near Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon with three people on board, according to several media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane, which was contracted to fly shipping to Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air), went down while flying to Houston from Miami. The crash is believed to have killed everyone on board.
Aircraft 3591 lost radio contact with airlines around 30 miles southeast of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, where it was scheduled to land. KPRC-TV reported that the preliminary indication is that the aircraft went down around 9 pm. 12:40. local time, at which time the FAA issued a warning message and civilians began reporting the crash to the authorities.
According to CNBC, video from the scene of crash in Trinity Bay appears to show wrecks with part of the Amazon logo on the floating in the water, responding to law enforcement reporting "items such as bedding, women's clothes and cardboard boxes."
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told the media that he believes it is very unlikely that anyone could have survived the impact. The area where it went down is murdered, he added, which will complicate the relief work.
"The problem we are going to get, which everyone is going to have in this recovery process is that the water goes from about five feet deep to zero," said Hawthorne, according to the KPRC. "And it's just zero feet deep. It is just the mud quota. "" We have not been able to find any survivors or any remnants, "added the sheriff." I would say that the largest part of the aircraft that I actually could visually put my eyes on is probably not much larger than about 50 meters. ""
"We can confirm that there were three people aboard the aircraft. These people and their family members are our top priority at this time, "Atlas Air ABC 13 told a statement." Atlas Air is fully cooperating with the FAA and NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board]. We update when additional information becomes available. "
Correction: An earlier version of this article is incorrectly identified by Fly 3591 as a Boeing 737, instead of a Boeing 767. We apologize for the error.