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Atlas Air Plane With Three On Board Crashes Near Houston

An Atlas Air plane crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston, Texas, on February 23rd.

The Boeing 767-300 freighter plane, operating as an Amazon Air flight, was heading from Miami, Florida, to Houston, Texas, when it went down.

There were three crew members aboard at the time. One dead body was recovered near the crash site while the other crew members remain missing.

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Military Plane Crashed in Ecuador; 22 Killed

A military plane crashed in Pastaza province of Ecuador, on March 15th.

Authorities said the Israeli-made Arava cargo plane was transporting 19 soldiers for a parachuting training when it went down in the Amazon region.

There were 22 people aboard at the time, including the soldiers, two pilots, and one mechanic; all of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is under investigation.

Michigan Flight Victims Recovered, Amazon Exec Crashed

What: Great Lakes Air Inc Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six en route from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island
Where: Lake Huron shore, about three miles north of St. Ignace, northern Michigan
When: Dec 3, 2011
Who: 2 fatalities
Why: Thomas Phillips, 52, with homes in Kirkland and Mackinac Island, and Joseph Pann Jr., 29, of St. Ignace were killed in a piper crash in Michigan. From Mackinac County Airport at St. Ignace to the destination Mackinac Island Airport is 4.5 miles and should have taken six minutes, but the plane was reported missing and was later found 100 yards from shore. Search and rescue controllers were involved at 10:07 p.m after police called. No distress call was reported but the plane was tracked by the cellphone of one of the victims.

Phillips was general manager with Amazon Web Services.

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