February 24, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNBC
A Boeing 767 cargo jet operating for Amazon crashed in a bay outside of Houston with three people on board Saturday afternoon, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Human remains have been found at the scene and there are no signs of survivors, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Atlas Air Flight 3591 was traveling from Miami to Houston when it crashed into Trinity Bay, near Anahuac, Texas.
(Officials say no survivors found after Amazon Prime cargo plane crash in Chambers County. Courtesy of 12NewsNow and YouTube. Posted on Feb 23, 2019.)
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said eyewitnesses reported the plane crashed nose-first into the bay.
“I feel like it’s probably a crash that nobody would be capable of surviving,” said Hawthorne said.
The plane was operating for Amazon, Atlas Air said Saturday.
Atlas Air is one of the cargo airlines that Amazon contracted to operate the Amazon-branded fleet, called Amazon Air, along with Air Transport Services Group.
Each operates 20 Amazon-branded planes for the air freight service, which was previously called Prime Air.
Boeing is aware of media reports of a 767 freighter accident in Texas and is gathering more information.
— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) February 23, 2019
Video taken at the crash site by local news outlets showed debris in the bay, including a piece of material that appeared to feature a part of Amazon’s logo.
Hawthrorne said the crash site is in a muddy and marshy area of the bay and that law enforcement spotted items including bed sheets, women’s clothing and cardboard boxes in the bay.
The flight lost radar and radio contact about 30 miles southeast of its destination, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, said the FAA.
— The FAA (@FAANews) February 23, 2019
“FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified,” said FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford in a statement.
“The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.”
The NTSB said it was sending a “go team” to the crash site on Saturday evening from Washington D.C.
.@CBSNews reporting that an Atlas Air 767 in Amazon Prime Air livery has crashed on approach to @iah. Flight departed @iflymia. Last @flightradar24 position had it at 1,325 feet over the bay. https://t.co/DLbciBMLBt pic.twitter.com/ZSQvCAlkMw
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) February 23, 2019
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