News reports are saying a Boeing 767 crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston, Texas Saturday shortly after noon. The aircraft was operated by Atlas Air and had three crew members onboard. It is reported that there were no survivors. The aircraft was enroute from Miami to Houston. The FAA issued this statement:
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.