Atlas Air Flight 3591, an Amazon Prime Air cargo flight, was on route to George Bush International Airport from Miami when it went down. Three crew were said to be aboard.
The FAA said that a twin-engine Boeing 767 operated by Atlas Air crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 1.45 pm.
According to FR24 the aircraft involved in the accident is registered as N1217A, with MSN 25865.
Delivered new to Canadian Airlines in 1992 as C-GCAW and flown for airlines including China Southern, LAN Chile and LAN Argentina before being added to Atlas Air’s fleet in 2016, leased from AerCap.