Atlas Air B767 freighter in crash near Houston, three crew dead

Three crew members died after an Atlas Air 767 freighter operated on behalf of Amazon Air crashed near the city of Anahuac Texas, in the Trinity Bay.

Flight 3591 was flying  from Miami to Houston when the incident occurred.

In a statement, parent company Atlas Air Worldwide said: “Atlas’ primary focus is working to provide the families of those affected with care and support. The company has established a Family Assistance Center staffed with specialists to support the families. Atlas Air Chief Executive Officer Bill Flynn is on site with a team from the airline.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected,” said Bill Flynn, Atlas Air chief executive. “This is a sad time for all of us. Our team continues to work closely with the NTSB, the FAA and local authorities on the ground in Houston. We would like to commend the efforts of all of the first responders. We sincerely appreciate their efforts and support in the investigation.”

The company said it was working with the emergency services and other agencies to establish the circumstances around exactly what happened. Further updates will be available on its website.

 

 

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