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A large cargo plane belonging to Atlas Air has crashed into Trinity Bay east of Houston in Texas, federal officials say. Three people were on board and a search and rescue operation is underway. The accident happened just before 12:45 p.m. CT on Saturday when Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767, went down in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, a city in Chambers County. Three people are believed to have been on board. “The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice on Atlas Air Flight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the Boeing 767 approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport,” FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. The plane was flying from Miami to Houston. The cause of Saturday’s accident was not immediately known. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have launched an investigation.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: solidshot
No, they basically went straight down.
The aircraft was a 767-300ER, delivered new to Canadian Airlines International in 1992. It was converted to a freighter for Atlas in 2016, and went to Prime Air in 2017. As of December it had 90,610 hours and 23,180 cycles.
Authorities confirmed no survivors.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Zaphod58
I was thinking an explosion, but not necessarily a bomb. Something in the cargo hold blew up?