Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

A twin-engine cargo plane with three people onboard crashed near Baytown, Texas, on Saturday, authorities said. The aircraft departed Miami International Airport with Houston Intercontinental airport as its destination at 11:33 local time, and crashed "shortly before 12:45", according to an FAA statement.

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Initial reports indicate three people were aboard the aircraft.

Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne described the crash as "total devastation".

Flight 3591, operated by Atlas Air, lost radar and radio contact roughly 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport just before crashing, prompting the FAA to issue an alert notice. "Knowing what I saw, I don't think anyone could survive it".

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The plane was branded as an Amazon Prime Air jet, according to FlightRadar24.com.

The Houston Police Department said they're sending its marine officers to the seen and the Harris County Sheriff's Office is sending personnel to assist in the crash.

Local law enforcement, search and rescue, and FAA inspectors are en route to the scene.

FAA investigators are traveling to the crash site and the National Aviation Security Board will investigate the crash, the FAA wrote. Emergency services have been dispatched to the area, local media reported. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

This is a developing story, so check back for the latest information.

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