Investigators begin 'painstaking' probe into deadly Amazon cargo jet crash
Federal investigators on Sunday combed through wreckage of a cargo plane flying for Amazon that crashed into a bay outside Houston, killing all three people on board.
Atlas Air Flight 3591 was traveling from Miami to Houston when it crashed into Trinity Bay.
Video taken at the crash site by local news outlets showed debris in the bay, including a piece of material that appeared to feature a part of Amazon’s logo. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthrorne said that law enforcement spotted items including bed sheets, women’s clothing and cardboard boxes in the bay.
Atlas Air is one of the cargo airlines that Amazon contracted to operate the Amazon-branded fleet, called Amazon Air, along with Air Transport Services Group. Each operates 20 Amazon-branded planes for the air freight service, which was previously called Prime Air.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their families and friends along with the entire team at Atlas Air during this terrible tragedy,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement on Saturday. “We appreciate the first responders who worked urgently to provide support.”