Sunday Sunday investigators fought through wrecks of a plane flying for Amazon crashing into a bay off Houston, killing all three on board.
A group of National Transportation Safety Board investigators known as" go team "- arrived in Texas on Saturday night to launch the probe. Investigators encrypt to restore SOTSB Mayor Robert Sumwalt told a press conference on Sunday afternoon. [1
The black boxes send out signals so that they can lie, but the thick clay in the area can complicate the work.
" The situation we may be facing here is that those penguins can be embedded so much in mud that their efficiency can be reduced, "Sumwalt said. Divers can be sent to look for the black boxes or areas in the bay can be dredged.
The plane appeared for five seconds in video captured from Chambers County jail, about a mile and a half away, showing the plane in a "steep, nose down" descent, Sumwalt said, adding that there were no emergency calls from the plane and it had no declared dangerous material on board.
The aircraft crew was informed by the air traffic control of light to powerful rain ahead, but Sumwalt said it was too early to know the cause of the accident.
"Our goal to be here is to find out what happened so we don't have to go through this again, he said.
The investigators will look at the work and training records for the people on board and the aircraft's maintenance records. The survey, which will be led by NTSB, will also include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration, Atlas Air and its pilot association, as well as Boeing and General Electric, who made the aircraft's engines.
Atlas Air Flight 3591 traveled from Miami to Houston as it crashed into Trinity Bay.
Video taken at the crash site of local news stores showed devastation in the bay, including a material that appeared to be part of the Amazon logo. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthrorne said law enforcement discovered things like bedding, women's clothing and cardboard boxes in the bay.
Atlas Air is one of the airlines that Amazon contracted to operate the Amazon branded fleet, called Amazon Air, along with the Air Transport Services Group. Each operates 20 Amazon branded aircraft for the air freight service, formerly called Prime Air.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their families and friends along with the entire team at Atlas Air during this terrible tragedy," said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, in a statement on Saturday. "We appreciate on the first respondents who worked hard to provide support. "