Boeing 767 cargo jet crashes into bay near Houston

An Atlas Air cargo jet, similar to the one pictured here, crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston, the FAA said Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The three people on board did not survive. Photo courtesy Atlas Air

Feb. 23 (UPI/Gephardt Daily) — A Boeing 767 cargo jet crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The flight, Atlas Air Flight 3591, went down at about 12:45 p.m. about 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The twin-engine aircraft’s intended route was from Miami to Houston, the FAA said. Three people were on board. Click2Houston is reporting that there are no survivors.

FAA investigators are heading to the accident site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified, the FAA said in a news release. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.



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