BREAKING A Prime Air Boeing 767 has crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston Bush Airport

BREAKING NEWS: Search-and-rescue teams respond to Trinity Bay near Houston after a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed. https://abc7.la/2Vh4ZgU

Publiée par ABC7 sur Samedi 23 février 2019

A Boeing 767 has crashed into Trinity Bay shortly before 12:45 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert on Atlas Air Fight #5Y3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the plane approximately 30 miles southeast of Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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  • UPDATE 8 Two bodies have been recovered from the site where a Boeing 767 Atlas Air cargo plane crashed in Texas on Saturday.
  • UPDATE 7 Thousands of debris found at the Prime Air Boeing 767 crash area, including Amazon logo.
  • UPDATE 6 Crash site of Prime Air Boeing 767 has been found.
  • UPDATE 5 The crew was informed of an area with heavy rain in their path.
  • UPDATE 4 Lots of boats searching around the bayou near Chambers, Anahuac.
  • UPDATE 3 The Boeing 767 was 26 years old and have been converted from passenger aircraft to cargo.
  • UPDATE 2 At time of the crash, visibility was over 10 miles with scattered clouds at 3,900 ft.
  • UPDATE 1 Officials say no survivors in Boeing 767 cargo jet crash.

The aircraft departed Miami at 16.33 UTC. Last radar contact was at 18.39 UTC.

The Boeing 767-300ER cargo (reg. N1217A) was flying from Miami to Houston.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a cargo plane went down near Anahuac Saturday afternoon.

Credit Russel Hill

Initial reports said three people were on board. There is no confirmation on fatalities at this time.

FAA statement

A twin-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner operated by Atlas Air Inc. crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 12:45 p.m. (Saturday).

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT) on Atlas Air Flight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the Boeing 767 approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft was flying from Miami to Houston.

Initial reports indicate three people were aboard the aircraft.

Please contact local search and rescue officials for further information about the emergency response.

FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

The FAA and NTSB do not release names of people aboard aircraft. We defer to local officials to do that at the appropriate time.

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