ANAHUAC, Texas (KTRK) –
Human remains are found by investigators for a Boeing 767 nose – dived into Trinity Bay in Chambers County Saturday.
According to the FAA, the aircraft has an Atlas flight number, but was painted in Amazon colors.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their family and friends along with the entire team at Atlas Air during this terrible tragedy. We appreciate the first respondents who worked to provide support," Amazon said.
Atlas Air also sent the following claim in response to the accident:
This confirms that an Atlas Air 767 freight aircraft no. 3591 operating from Miami to Houston has been involved in an accident this afternoon. We understand that the plane went down near the town of Anahuac Texas, in Trinity Bay. We can confirm that there were three people on board the aircraft. These people and their family members are our top priority at this time. Atlas Air collaborates fully with the FAA and NTSB. We will update as additional information becomes available.
A preliminary report stated that the Tomotor Boeing 767 cargo flight crashed shortly before. 1
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During a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said they first started receiving 911 reports from witnesses who said he had seen the jet fly down the northern end of the bay by Jacks Pocket.
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The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT) on Atlas Air Flight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with Boeing 767 about 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport . The plane flies from Miami to Houston.
"The first thing I saw the moment I got there is just liquid debris," Hawthrone said. "Everything from bedding to women's clothing to cardboard boxes."
Hawthorne thought they were going to the stage for weeks, as the area where the plane landed is best known for duck hunting.
"The problem that everyone is going to have in this recovery process is that the water goes from 5 feet deep to zero, and that 0 meters deep is just a mud fight," Hawthorne said.
Sheriff Hawthorne said DPS The diving team will join the search for objects and the black box.
The Coast Guard has also joined the search to find the three members who were on board at that time.
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