- Amazon said its thoughts were with three crew members killed when one of its cargo planes crashed on Saturday outside Houston, Texas.
- Two of the bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the Boeing 767 cargo jet.
- Police posted a video showing the debris, which stretches for about a mile in Trinity Bay.
- The plane’s captain, Sean Archuleta, has been identified by local news outlets as among the dead.
Amazon said it was mourning a “terrible tragedy” after an Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crashed into a bay outside Houston, Texas, on Saturday, killing all three people on board.
Police said they recovered two of the bodies from the wreckage of the Boeing 767 cargo jet, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide, which went down in Trinity Bay on its approach to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Miami.
In a statement on Twitter, Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their families and friends along with the entire team at Atlas Air during this terrible tragedy. We appreciate the first responders who worked urgently to provide support.”
Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for further comment.
In an update posted on Facebook on Sunday evening, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said it was searching for the aircraft’s so-called black boxes, which will provide more information about the flight.
It also posted a video of the crash site, which it said was left exposed after the tide was pushed south on Sunday, showing debris strewn in about a mile-long stretch of water.
On Saturday, a local TV station, Fox 26 Houston, posted what it said was a video of the aircraft while the tide was in. Debris, including a wheel, was visible in the footage. Sky News posted an image showing part of Amazon’s logo.
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining wreckage from the crash.
NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said on Sunday that investigators had secured a video of the crash from a local jail showing that plane descended in a “steep nose-down” position.
Sean Archuleta, was identified by local news outlets as among the three crew members who died.
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