HOUSTON: The three people aboard the Amazon Prime Air cargo plane that crashed outside Houston on Sunday have been confirmed dead, officials said.
According to the officials, the twin-engine Boeing 767 plane crashed around 12:45 p.m. about 3 miles west of the Chambers County Airport.
The plane, operated by Atlas Air, departed from Miami and was headed to George Bush International Airport.
The plane’s engine reportedly was surging and the aircraft made a sharp turn before nose-diving, according to the sheriff.
Hawthorne on Sunday said investigators have found two bodies at the site where the plane crashed, and are continuing to search for another one.
Atlas Air operates 20 cargo planes for Amazon. The Amazon Prime Air branded aircraft was converted from a passenger to cargo plane in 2016.