3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

According to the tail number, the plane was operating as Amazon Prime Air. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert after air traffic control lost radio contact with the plane 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush International Airport. Their conditions were not immediately known. "Knowing what I saw, I don't believe anybody could survive it".

The FAA and NTSB do not release names of people aboard aircraft.

The FAA said they are investigating the crash.

Investigators have also recovered parts of the plane, he said.

According to Atlas Air Inc.'s website the company transports 'precious perishables or heavy construction equipment to arranging passenger charters for celebrities or dignitaries'. "Those people and their family members are our top priority at this time", the airline said in a statement.

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Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, expressed sympathy and concern.

Officials have confirmed that there are no survivors among the three crew of flight 5Y3591. "Our focus is on our friends and colleagues who were on that plane, and we are doing everything we can to support their families".

According to Boeing, the 767 freighter plane is 52 feet tall, 180 feet long and has a wingspan of 156 feet.

The airplane reportedly had three people aboard it when it crashed into a bay just east of the city. Records obtained by the news station indicate the plane was operated by Amazon Air and had made at least one successful trip in the last 24 hours, from Hawaii to California.

We are now working with the emergency services and other agencies to establish the circumstances around exactly what happened.

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