Boeing 767 cargo plane from Miami crashes near Galveston, 3 believed dead

An Amazon cargo plane originating from Miami crashed into a bay east of Houston early Saturday afternoon, apparently killing three people on board, local officials said.

“Knowing what I saw I don’t believe anyone could have survived,” Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told reporters, describing floating debris. “It looks like total devastation from the aircraft.”

The plane, 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., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Atlas Air Flight 3591 lost radar and radio contact approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft was flying from Miami to Houston.