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Boeing 767 Cargo Jetliner With 3 Aboard Crashes Near Houston

Posted at 4:01 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 16:01:26-05

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) – Authorities say a Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard has crashed into a bay just east of the city.

Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine plane crashed Saturday into Trinity Bay.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s office told NBC affiliate KPRC-TV that there were no survivors.

The office said in a Facebook post the plane has been located at the north end of the bay. No other details were immediately available.

Lunsford says Atlas Air Flight 3591 had departed Miami earlier and an FAA alert was issued after officials lost radar and radio contact with the craft when it was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

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