Authorities said Saturday that a Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed into a bay just east of the city. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine plane crashed into Trinity Bay. Lunsford said she did not know the status of the people aboard, and the Chambers County Sheriff's Office could not immediately be reached for comment. The office said in a Facebook post that the plane has been located at the north end of the bay. No other details were immediately available.
A cargo plane carrying at least three people crashed into a bay in the southeastern part of Texas on Saturday, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement confirming that a twin-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas about 12:45 p.m. Flight 3591, operated by Atlas Air, lost radar and radio contact roughly 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport just before crashing, prompting the FAA to issue an alert notice. There have been no confirmed deaths. But initial reports indicated that at least three people were aboard the cargo plane, which was traveling from Miami to Houston. Local authorities including the Chambers County Sheriff's office were responding to the scene.
Atlas Air confirmed on Sunday that the three passengers aboard a cargo plane that crashed in Texas on Saturday did not survive. The twin-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner, contracted by Amazon, was spotted by witnesses just before 1 p.m. diving "nose first" into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, roughly 50 miles east of Houston, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said at a news conference Saturday. The plane's engine reportedly was surging and the aircraft made a sharp turn before nose-diving, according to the sheriff. Flight 3591 lost radar and radio contact when it was about 30 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue an alert notice. The aircraft was part of the Amazon Prime Air Fleet and was traveling from Miami to Houston.
An Amazon Prime Air cargo plane operated by Atlas Air Worldwide nosedived into a bay outside Houston as it approached Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashed at the north end of Trinity Bay near the small city of Anahuac, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of the airport, after taking off from Miami.