A Prime Air Boeing 767 has crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston Bush Airport
A Boeing 767 has crashed into Trinity Bay shortly before 12:45 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert on Atlas Air Fight #5Y3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the plane approximately 30 miles southeast of Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft departed Miami at 16.33 UTC. Last radar contact was at 18.39 UTC. The Boeing 767-300ER cargo (reg. N1217A) was flying from Miami to Houston. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a cargo plane went down near Anahuac Saturday afternoon. Source
ATC TRANSMISSIONS ATLAS AIR 767 CRASH (FLT 3591)
A twin-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner operated by Atlas Air Inc. crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 12:45 p.m. (Saturday).
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT) on Atlas Air Flight 3591 after losing radar and radio contact with the Boeing 767 approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft was flying from Miami to Houston.
Initial reports indicate three people were aboard the aircraft.
Please contact local search and rescue officials for further information about the emergency response.
FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.
The FAA and NTSB do not release names of people aboard aircraft. We defer to local officials to do that at the appropriate time.