Amazon Prime Air jet crashes on approach to Houston

The Boeing 767 that crashed into Trinity Bay on Saturday afternoon, February 23, 2019, had three persons on board.

The preliminary information available shows the crash occurred near Anahuac, Texas in clear weather, and that no distress calls were heard from the aircraft before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a “Go Team” and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel are en route to begin an investigation. Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) have been put in place around the crash site up to 2,000 feet to limit air traffic in the area.

Radar data show a sudden, precipitous loss of altitude. A drastic nose-down attitude could be caused by a number of factors, including a cargo weight-shift, runaway trim, or failure of a control surface (elevator); these and other factors will be investigated. The “black box” data (flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder) will be examined by the NTSB for evidence of the flight conditions and root causes of the crash.

Mark Pierce, an air safety advocate and aviation attorney, is monitoring the investigation for The Pierce Law Group.

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