Cargo jet crashes in Texas with 3 on board

Boeing 767 Cargo Plane, Carrying 3, Crashes Into Texas Bay

Boeing 767 Cargo Plane, Carrying 3, Crashes Into Texas Bay

Flight 3591 took off from Miami, Florida and was supposed to land at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter has crashed into Trinity Bay, east of Houston.

According to Atlas Air Inc.'s website the company transports 'precious perishables or heavy construction equipment to arranging passenger charters for celebrities or dignitaries'.

Sky2 aerials showed a lot of debris in the water.

Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne described the crash as "total devastation".

Investigators could be at the scene for weeks, the sheriff said.

A cargo jet crashed near Houston on Saturday.

It is a mid to large size jet airliner with a seating capacity for 181 to 375 people.

Three crew members aboard the plane did not survive the crash, the Chamber County sheriff told WJTV. Records obtained by the news station indicate the plane was operated by Amazon Air and had made at least one successful trip in the last 24 hours, from Hawaii to California.

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. The aircraft was flying from Miami to Houston. Three people were on board and a search and rescue operation is underway. Emergency services have been dispatched to the area, local media reported. The FAA is on the way to the scene to commence its investigation and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has also been notified.

The FAA said in a statement that the National Transportation Safety Board would be investigating the crash.

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