Atlas Air Boeing 767-375 ER N1217A (see below) has crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston. The freighter was en route from Miami to Houston (IAH) as flight 5Y 3591 when it went into a steep dive. The aircraft was being operated for Amazon Prime Air. There were three crew members on board. There are no survivors according to the Chambers County Sheriff.
The aircraft crashed before 12:45 pm CT according to the FAA. There was no distress call to the FAA ATC.
Human remains has now been located at the site.
Atlas Air Worldwide issued this statement:
As was previously reported Atlas Air flight 3591 was involved in an accident earlier today. Three people were on board at the time.
At this stage a search investigation is underway. In the meantime, we are providing all possible information to the families and loved ones of those on board.
The flight from Miami to Houston was a cargo flight operated by Atlas Air on behalf of Amazon.
We have activated our emergency response plans and we will be sending a specialist team to the crash site.
Everyone within the company is deeply saddened by this event. Our main priority at this time is caring for those affected and we will ensure we do all we can to support them now and in the days and weeks to come. We have a call center available for media inquiries the number is + 1 407 205 1814.
We are now working with the emergency services and other agencies to establish the circumstances around exactly what happened. Further updates will be available on our website.
Here is the statement from the FAA:
There was a line of thunderstorms in front of the aircraft as it approached IAH.
The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office made this announcement:
The plane has been located in Jack’s Pocket at the north end of Trinity Bay.
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Below Copyright Photo: Prime Air (Atlas Air) Boeing 767-375 ER (F) WL N1217A (msn 25865) ONT (Arnd Wolf). Image: 945755.