A Boeing 767 cargo jet flying from Miami to Houston with three crew members on the board crashed into Trinity Bay south of Anahuac shortly before 12:45 p.m, said various media reports. The plane was operating as Amazon Prime Air.
The Federal Aviation Administration which regulate all aspects of civil aviation in the United State has confirmed that Boeing 767 crashed into Trinity Bay. Various reports indicate that there was no survivor.
According to FAA alert, Atlas Air Fight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the plane approximately 30 miles southeast of Bush Intercontinental Airport. The FAA said it lost radar contact nine minutes landing at 12:45p near Anahuac, Tex. and Trinity Bay.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said that his agency is responding to eyewitness and FAA confirmation that a large commercial airplane has been reported to have crashed in Trinity Bay south of Anahuac in the Trinity river.
The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and multiple agencies are responding at this time. According to the tail number, the plane was operating as Amazon Prime Air. This is one of 30 767’s in Amazon’s fleet.
The Amazon Prime Air 767-300 (owned by @AtlasAirWW) that crashed outside Houston today had been busy in the last 24-hrs – flying from Hawaii to California to Miami and en route to Houston’s @iah when it went down outside Anahuac, Tex. pic.twitter.com/H9lTPgjyFL
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) February 23, 2019
“The @AtlasAirWW 767-300 that crashed in Trinity Bay (outside Houston) was operating as Amazon Prime Air – one of 30 767’s in Amazon’s fleet. The 767 was 26 yrs old, according to info on its tail number,” tweeted Jason Whitely Senior Reporter at WFAA-TV Channel 8.