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The FAA is reporting that an Amazon Prime Air 767 operated by Atlas Air (N1217A) has gone down in Anahuac, Texas, in the Trinity Bay. The plane was operating from Miami (MIA) to Houston (IAH) under Atlas Air Flight 3591.

The FAA has issued the following statement

Search and rescue efforts are underway, as the plane did appear to go down in the bay. There were a reported 3 people on board the aircraft at the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. @AirlineFlyer Jason Rabinowitz took a photograph of the plane just this morning at Miami International Airport as seen below.

The plane was said to have gone down around 12:45 PM central time. Data from FlightRadar24 did not seem too out of the ordinary as the plane was in decent 30 miles southeast of the airport. The plane was 26 years old having flown for LAN, China Southern, and Canadian Airlines in its lifetime before being converted for cargo use.

Boeing has issued the following statement

It is being reported that no distress call was made

Initial visuals from local news outlets did not look promising as it looks like the plane scattered into small pieces of debris over a very large field. Local emergency service representatives are saying that the plane entered in a noise dive position and that survival was unlikely, whether that is true is yet to be confirmed. The NTSB has dispatched a team to the area to conduct a full investigation

 


 

UPDATE: Three people confirmed dead, security footage obtained outlining the aircraft in a steep nose-down attitude. FAA Go Teams and Boeing representatives on the scene with police.

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Feature image via twitter @AirlineFlyer

 

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