Sad news from Texas.
An Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crashed Saturday afternoon into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, as it approached Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Three crew members aboard the twin-engine place at the time of the crash are presumed dead, the Chamber County sheriff told WJTV.
Air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact with Atlas Air Flight 3591 shortly before 12:45 p.m. CST. The 767 jetliner was arriving from Miami when the crash occurred 30 miles southeast of the airport, according to a statement by the Federal Aviation Administration.
BREAKING Officials say no survivors in Boeing 767 cargo jet crash https://www.airlive.net/breaking-a-prime-air-boeing-767-has-crashed-into-trinity-bay-near-houston-bush-airport/ …691:42 PM - Feb 23, 2019
The sheriff said witnesses told authorities the plane went into a nose dive, then went into the water nose-first.
At time of the crash, visibility was over 10 miles with scattered clouds at 3,900 ft., according to airlivenet.com.
LIVE Thousands of debris found at the Prime Air Boeing 767 crash area, including Amazon logo https://www.airlive.net/breaking-a-prime-air-boeing-767-has-crashed-into-trinity-bay-near-houston-bush-airport/ …952:55 PM - Feb 23, 2019
While the exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined, weather may have played a role in the fatal crash, says weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles.
“The plane was flying through the very southern end of Winter Storm Quiana,” said Belles. “The plane may have hit turbulence and/or showers along Quiana’s cold front, which was passing through the Houston metro area at the time. The plane would have gone from southwest or south winds before the front to a headwind as it punched through the cold front, which would have resulted in the slowing of the plane regardless of whether or not turbulence was involved.
Texas Game Wardens on scene of a Boeing 767 Cargo Plane Crash in Trinity Bay in Chambers County, US Coast Guard Helicopter and local agencies. Remains and debris over a mile long.1453:16 PM - Feb 23, 2019
This is a developing story, so check back for the latest information.