Coast Guard searches aircraft crash site near Anahuac, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for three crewmembers of a cargo plane that crashed in a marsh near Anahuac, Texas, Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from the Federal Aviation Administration reporting that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane with three crewmembers aboard had crashed.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched along with two Coast Guard Station Houston Response Boat-Medium boat crews to search the crash site.

Also involved in the search are:

  • Houston Police Department
  • Chambers County Sheriffs and Fire Department
  • Harris County Sheriffs Department
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Baytown Dive Team

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