Mesa Airlines pilot among those killed in Texas plane crash

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) - An airline has identified one of the three people on board a Boeing 767 cargo plane that crashed into a coastal bay near Houston.

Mesa Airlines issued a statement Sunday night confirming that Capt. Sean Archuleta was on Atlas Air flight 3591, which went down Saturday afternoon in Trinity Bay about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Houston. The other two people have not yet been identified.

Mesa Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein called the deaths "a loss for all of aviation." Archuleta had been a pilot for Mesa since 2013.

Atlas Air said in a statement earlier Sunday that it had confirmed all three people died in the crash. The airline said its "primary focus is working to provide the families of those affected with care and support."

Atlas was operating the flight for Amazon when it crashed.

Fox 10 reported this story from Phoenix.