An Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767, operated by Atlas Air, with three crew on board has crashed in the US. En route from Miami, the accident happened around 30 miles short of it’s destination in Houston. After a rapid descent, the Boeing Amazon Prime Air crash ended up in Trinity Bay, near Anahuac, with no survivors currently reported or expected to survive. The incident happened at around 12:45pm local time on Saturday.
Amazon Prime Air has a fleet of 40 Boeing 767 planes which they are in the process of expanding with the addition of 10 more planes to take the fleet to 50. As far as we are aware there have been no previous major incidents reported with Amazon Planes and this is the first Amazon Prime Air crash.
The people that deliver our parcels, whether we are buyers or sellers, often get little thought. At this time we recognise the thousands who work behind the scenes in ecommerce and would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families of the flight crew.
“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.”
– Dave Clark, Senior vice president of worldwide operations, Amazon via twitter
“This is to confirm that an Atlas Air 767 cargo aircraft Flight No. 3591 operating from Miami to Houston has been involved in an accident this afternoon. We understand the aircraft went down near the city of Anahuac, Texas, in the Trinity Bay. We can confirm there were three people on board the aircraft. Those people and their family members are our top priority at this time. Atlas Air is cooperating fully with the FAA and NTSB. We will update as additional information becomes available.”
– Atlas Air
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the Atlas Air 767 freighter that crashed near Anahuac, TX, earlier today. We are concerned about the safety of the 3 people reported to be on board. Boeing is prepared to provide technical assistance to the NTSB as it investigates the accident.”
– Boeing Airplanes