In the U.S. state of Texas, brought down a cargo plane from Amazon in a Bay. According to initial Reports three people were aboard the plane, said a spokeswoman for the US-aviation authority FAA on Saturday.

The local Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said in a press conference, he believe that there were Survivors. There is no sign of it. It looks as if the machine had been totally destroyed. Shortly thereafter, he announced via Facebook the discovery of a body, in accordance with the rest of the Victims will continue the search.

Amazon operates 30 aircraft in the U.S.

According to the US-aviation authority FAA was Bay is the Boeing 767 on Saturday shortly before 12: 45 p.m. local time near the town of Anahuac in the “Trinity” to the North of the Gulf of Mexico overthrown. Anahuac is located about 80 kilometers from the city of Houston. According to the FAA, spokeswoman of the machine by Atlas Air, was operated and was on the way from Miami to Houston.

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Atlas Air operates on behalf of Amazon in the U.S., a fleet of 30 cargo aircraft, which are partially painted with the Amazon Logo and the lettering of Prime Air. accumulate The crashed plane is said to have been 27 years old and for Amazon from passenger plane to cargo plane converted.

Sheriff Hawthorne said that eyewitnesses had reported that the plane had crashed nose-first into the Bay. Recordings of the local station KPRC revealed floating in the water parts at the end of debris. Rescue teams searched the water with boats. The Sheriff said people from the area were involved with their own boats to the search.

Amazon’s Senior Vice President David Clark said on Twitter: “Our thoughts and prayers during this terrible tragedy at the flight crew, their families and friends, as well as the entire Team of Atlas Air.”

bak / DPA


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