CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas — Remains found Saturday at the cargo plane crash site confirm the identity of the pilot, according to the Chambers County sheriff.
Sheriff Brian Hawthorne shared this information on his Facebook page and extended his condolences to Captain Ricky Blakely’s family and friends.
Three people were onboard the plane that crashed in the Trinity Bay in Anuahac. Two of the bodies were recovered shortly after the crash.
Search crews have found one of two black boxes from the Amazon Air plane.
The black box that has been found is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR.)
“It should have all the conversations, whether the pilots were talking together or it was the control tower guiding them in discussing the weather issues.” said Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.
NTSB divers are looking for the second black box which is the flight data recorder.
Investigators believe the boxes should help reveal why the Boeing 767 aircraft abruptly went into a deep dive into the water.