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Three passengers are presumed dead after a cargo plane crashed in Texas.
The Amazon Prime aircraft plummeted nose-first into Trinity Bay near Houston on Saturday afternoon.
There were likely no survivors, said Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne. He also confirmed human remains were recovered but not inside the aircraft.
"We're just confirming remains," said Hawthorne during a press conference. "What I will tell you is I don't believe that there is any way that anybody could have survived. We're still trying to let the NTSB identify how many pilots and passengers were actually in the airplane."
Video of the grisly wreckage in the bay showed what appeared to be an Amazon logo from the plane. Cardboard boxes and women's clothing were strewn across the marshy crash site.
The aircraft was heading for Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Miami, confirmed the FAA. During its approach to George Bush, the 767 lost radio and radar contract with air traffic controllers Saturday as it crashed about 30 miles from the airport. The aircraft was reportedly flying through a storm and might have been brought down by turbulence, posited meteorologist Jonathan Bell.
Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, Dave Clark, issued a statement offering condolences to the victims' families.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew, their families and friends along with the entire team ... during this terrible tragedy," said Clark. "We appreciate the first responders who worked urgently to provide support."
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