Body Recovered After a Cargo Plane Crashes in Water Near Houston

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(CNN) — One body has been recovered after a Boeing 767 cargo plane nose-dived into shallow water in Texas with three people aboard, authorities said.

The plane was traveling from Miami to Houston when it crashed Saturday about 40 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Only one body has been found so far, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.

The sheriff described seeing contents of packages and cardboard boxes scattered across the water, along with parts of the twin-engine plane.

“There was nothing intact of the airplane,” he said. “Knowing what I saw, I don’t think anyone could survive it.”

Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac is in water 5 feet deep and is reachable by airboats and other flat-bottom craft. The scene extends over 3 miles, he said.

Multiple dive teams from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Houston Police and the Baytown Police are at the crash site, he added.

The plane was operated by Atlas Air Inc. on behalf of Amazon, the operator said in a statement.

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