Atlas Air 767 Freighter crashes near Houston

Aviation

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter operating as online retailer Amazon’s Prime Air has crashed near Houston following a flight from Miami.

The aircraft (MSN 25865) operating Atlas Air flight 3591 “crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 12:45pm [local time] today”, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement.

There were three crewmembers aboard the flight, according to the regulator. FAA investigators are enroute to the crash site.

FlightRadar24 data shows the flight departed Miami at 11:33 local time and was scheduled to arrive at Houston Intercontinental at 12:53 local time.

The 767-300ER Freighter has flown for Prime Air since April 2017, Cirium Fleets Analyzer shows. It had 90,601h and 23,180 cycles at the end of December.

The aircraft was delivered new to Canadian Airlines International in 1992, the database shows. It was converted to a freighter by Atlas Air in 2016.

Atlas Air was not immediately available for comment.