3 die in 767 Amazon Prime Air-Atlas Air crash on Houston approach
AN Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767 crashed killing all three people aboard in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, southeast Texas, while approaching Houston airport, reports AccuWeather
AN Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767 crashed killing all three people aboard in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, southeast Texas, while approaching Houston airport, reports AccuWeather.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated, but AccuWeather meteorologists suggest weather could be to blame.
'There were a few showers with gusty winds in the vicinity of Houston at the time of the crash. While an investigation needs to take place, these were around the area and could have been a factor in the crash,' said AccuWeather meteorologist Alan Reppert.
The plane, which was operated by Atlas Air, was flying from Miami to Houston. The Federal Aviation Administration (F) lost radar and radio contact with the flight shortly before it crashed.
Said Amazon: 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their families and friends along with the entire team at Atlas Air during this terrible tragedy. We appreciate the first responders who worked urgently to provide support.
According to the F, the flight carries an Atlas flight number but was painted in Amazon colours.
During a press conference Saturday afternoon, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said they first started receiving 911 reports from witnesses who said to have seen the jet go down into the north end of the bay at Jack's Pocket.
Witnesses thought they heard lightning before cargo jet crash.
Said Sheriff Hawthorne: 'The first thing that I saw the minute I got there is just floating debris. Everything from bed sheets to women's clothing to cardboard boxes.'
The US Coast Guard has also joined the search to find the three people aboard at the time.