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Krasjet 767 cargo aircraft was operated by Amazon; went off radar shortly before scheduled landing, showing record



ANAHUAC, Texas – Initial reports from Chambers County on Saturday indicate that there was no survivor of a crash in Anahuac on their way from Miami to Houston. Officials believe there were three people on board, and Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said there was nothing intact from the plane. More: Sheriff: "No Sign of Survivors" in Chambers County Cargo Plane Crash

The plane, a Boeing 767-300, is owned by Atlas Air and took off from Miami International Airport at 11:08 am local time and was scheduled to land at 12:53 Central Standard Time at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, record view.

The plane lost contact with the Federal Aviation Administration 9 minutes before it was scheduled to land. Data show that the aircraft dropped from 5,800 feet to 1

,300 feet in less than a minute on its approach over Anahuac Bay.

WFAA's Jason Whitely discovered that the aircraft, while owned by Atlas Air, was operated as Amazon Prime Air for this flight. Prior to that, the aircraft had been used to fly passengers under China Southern Airlines, Canadian Airlines and Latam Airlines, a Chilean airline.

The plane involved in Saturday's crash was 26 years old and was one of 30,767-300 in the Amazon fleet.

In the 24 hours before the plane from Miami to Houston flew this 767 from Honolulu, Hawaii in

A Saturday statement from Amazon's senior vice president for worldwide operations Dave Clark read:

"Our thoughts and prayers is 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 hard to support. "

Atlas Air sent a statement Saturday on its website and said :

"This confirms that an Atlas Air 767 aircraft flight number 3591 flying from Miami to Houston has been involved in an accident this afternoon. We understand that the plane went down near Anahuac Texas, in Trinity Bay. We can confirm that it was Three people aboard the aircraft and T heir family members are our top priority at this time. Atlas Air is fully cooperating with the FAA and NTSB. We will update as additional information becomes available. " 14] National Transport Security Director Robert Sumwalt said in a press conference on Saturday that NTSB will investigate, along with FBI Houston, the US Coast Guard and the FAA.

"Our task, as with any accident investigation, is to find out what happened so we can learn from it and continue it again," Sumwalt said.

Sumwalt said that NTSB's main mission is to restore the aircraft's black boxes (electronic recording devices), if any, to find out what happened in the moments that led to the accident.

It is also high priority to find dangerous material that may have been on board, says Sumwalt. The water is not very deep in the area where the plane crashed, he said, so it should help with the investigation.

Sumwalt said there is not much to report about the plane's descent now, but said that about 6,300 meters of the aircraft began its wealthy descent, and there was at the same time the loss of air traffic control and air traffic control communications with aircraft and pilots.

See below or go to Jason Whiteley's Twitter profile to see more.

This story has been corrected to reflect the correct location of the Ontario International Airport.


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