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Second body recovered from deadly cargo jetliner crash site, sheriff says

ANAHUAC, Texas – Two bodies have been recovered from the site of a deadly plane crash in the Trinity Bay, near Anahuac, the Chambers County Sheriff's Office said.

Three people were on board the Boeing 767 cargo jetliner when it went down in the Jack's Pocket area of the bay Saturday. Investigators said there were no survivors. 

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said its department, the National Transportation Safety Board and the FBI are working to recover the victims and aircraft. 

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Investigators are asking residents and business owners in the area to look at footage from their surveillance cameras to see if they may have captured the plane's final movements. 

The NTSB has recovered surveillance video from the Chambers County Jail that captured a few seconds of the crash. The video shows the plane going nose-first into the water. 

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Wings of the plane have been stored and are being recovered at a hanger in the Anahuac Regional Airport. 

The plane was on its way to George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Miami when it crashed, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a civilian called the Chambers County Sheriff's Office around 12:40 p.m. Saturday to report seeing a plane go down in the water. 

The NTSB said there were no distress calls made by the pilot. 

Investigators are expected to be on the scene collecting perishable evidence and searching for the black box. 

The FAA said initial reports indicated the plane was Atlas Air Flight 3591.

PHOTOS: Deadly Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crash reported in Chambers County

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UPDATE 1-800-CALL FBI If you have any information, video or pictures of the aircraft incident please call this number.

Posted by Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, February 23, 2019

 


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