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Flight data recorder recovered from fatal Texas cargo plane crash

Flight data recorder recovered from fatal Texas cargo plane crashThe NTSB also posted two photos on Twitter showing the battered bright orange recorder found in the murky waters of Trinity Bay, near the small city of Anahuac. The Amazon Prime Air cargo plane operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings was flying to Houston from Miami when it nosedived into the bay, about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. After the NTSB said on Friday that investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the Boeing 767 cargo jetliner, the discovery of its flight data recorder could further help determine what caused the crash, which has been unclear.



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Search continues for body of victim, black box in Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crash

Search continues for body of victim, black box in Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crashInvestigators in Texas continued to search for the body of an Amazon cargo plane crash victim and clues to what caused the accident outside Houston.



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Parts of human body found at cargo plane crash site

Parts of human body found at cargo plane crash siteDALLAS (AP) — Texas authorities have found part of a human body at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed Saturday, although it's unclear whether it belongs to the missing crew member.



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Cargo jet with three on board crashes near Houston airport

Cargo jet with three on board crashes near Houston airportA Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. "It's probably a crash that nobody would survive," he said, referring to the scene as "total devastation." Witnesses said they heard the plane's engines surging and that the craft turned sharply before falling into a nosedive, Hawthorne said. Aerial footage shows emergency personnel walking along a spit of marshland flecked by debris that extends into the water. The remnants of the jet The sheriff said recovering pieces of the plane, its black box containing flight data records and any remains of the people on board will be difficult in muddy marshland that extends to about 5 feet deep in the area. Air boats are needed to access the area. The plane had departed from Miami and was likely only minutes away from landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert after officials lost radar and radio contact with Atlas Air Flight 3591 when it was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of the airport, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. The Coast Guard dispatched boats and at least one helicopter to assist in the search for survivors. A dive team with the Texas Department of Public Safety will be tasked with finding the black box, Hawthorne said. Trinity Bay is just north of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. FAA investigators are traveling to the scene as are authorities with the National Transportation Safety Board, which will lead the investigation.



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Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing securityWillemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) – Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel’s captain said, with the island’s government citing security concerns. The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States — part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela’s self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The organizers tried on Friday to load the aid onto the Seven Seas supply ship, moored in the port of the Caribbean island 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Venezuela’s coast.



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Venezuela opposition delivers first cargo of humanitarian aid: Guaido

Venezuela opposition delivers first cargo of humanitarian aid: GuaidoGuaido, who has been recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela’s legitimate president over the past month, tweeted a photo of himself surrounded by stacks of white pots of vitamin and nutritional supplements. “Today we delivered the first donation, or the first cargo of humanitarian aid, albeit on a small scale, because you know they have blocked the border for the time being,” Guaido, 35, said in televised remarks in Caracas on Monday evening. Venezuela’s opposition has been coordinating an effort by Western nations, companies and organizations to deliver aid to Venezuela where malnutrition and preventable disease have proliferated in recent years as the economy has nosedived.



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SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocketSpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its booster afterwards. “We have had a great liftoff,” said SpaceX commentator John Insprucker, as the Falcon 9 rocket soared into the sunny, blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:16 pm (1816 GMT), carrying 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of gear. The mission was SpaceX’s 16th mission for NASA as part of a long-term contract to ferry supplies to space.



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Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crash

Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crashPORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends of the nine airmen, meanwhile, grieved and took note of the fact that Puerto Rico's planes are the oldest in the National Guard inventory.



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Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing at least 5

Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing at least 5A military cargo plane on a training mission crashed Wednesday along a road near a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the road. Capt. Jeff Bezore, of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Air Wing, said he couldn’t say how many people in total were on the plane, which crashed Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.



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Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing at least 5

Military cargo plane crashes in Georgia, killing at least 5A military cargo plane on a training mission crashed Wednesday along a road near a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the road. Capt. Jeff Bezore, of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Air Wing, said he couldn’t say how many people in total were on the plane, which crashed Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.



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