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Cargo Plane’s Flight Data Recorder Found At Crash Site In Anahuac

The NTSB has transported it to its labs in Washington, D.C. for evaluation.


Search crews have recovered the flight data recorder from the cargo jet that crashed in Trinity Bay in Anahuac, TX. The device has been transported to NTSB labs in Washington, D.C. for evaluation.

Authorities say they’ve recovered the flight data recorder from the cargo plane that crashed into Trinity Bay, about 60 miles east of Houston, a week ago.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet Sunday that the flight data recorder had been recovered and was being transported to its labs in Washington, D.C. for evaluation.

The Boeing 767 cargo plane slammed nose-first into the shallow waters of Trinity Bay on February 23. The NTSB said Friday that the cockpit voice recorder from the plane had been recovered.

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of two of the three people who were aboard Flight 3591. Those were of 44-year-old first officer and co-pilot Conrad Aska and 36-year-old passenger Sean Archuleta.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office reported over the weekend that remains recovered last week from Trinity Bay are those of 60-year-old Capt. Ricky Blakely. He was piloting the airplane, which was carrying packages for Amazon from Miami to Houston.

The bay’s deep mud has made the recovery effort more difficult.

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