Flight 3591 lost radar and radio contact with air traffic controllers before crash. The cargo plane made a steep descent from 6,525 feet to 3,025 feet in 30 seconds, according to tracking data from FlightAware.com. The crash occurred 30 miles to the southeast of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, where it was scheduled to land. It was believed that all three people on board died. The plane involved in was 26 years old. Items including bed sheets, women’s clothing and cardboard boxes” were found in the bay.
The crashed plane in water
“The problem that we’re gonna have, that everybody is gonna have in this recovery process, is that the water is goes from about five feet deep to zero,” Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said to media. “We haven’t been able to find any survivors,” the sheriff added. Later, the human remains were found at the scene of the crash. A mechanical cause is supposed for the accident. The Coast Guard dispatched boats and at least one helicopter to assist in search-and-rescue efforts. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is heading the investigation. Investigators have recovered parts of the cargo plane. Boeing, which manufactured the plane, said it in a statement that it “is deeply saddened to learn of the accident.