The airliner entered the shallow water nose on the first Saturday with three people aboard, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.
The body is the only one that has recovered "so far," said the sheriff's office.
"A joint operation between Chambers County Sheriff's Office, the National Transport Safety Council and the FBI will continue to try to restore the victims and the plane," the sheriff's office said in a statement. in Trinity Bay near Anahak, Texas, is in water only 5 feet deep and is reachable by air boats and other flat-bottomed vessels.
Many scuba diving teams from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Houston police and the Beitton police are at the scene of the crash, he added.
The plane is operated by Atlas Air. Inc. on behalf of Amazon, said the operator in a statement. He traveled from Miami to Houston as he descended some 40 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The sheriff described the contents of the packs and cartons as he was traveling on the water, and then saw the parts of the double engine Boeing 767.
"Knowing what I saw did not think anyone could survive. "
He said about six people saw the plane enter the water. Some said the engines were "rising," the sheriff said.
"There is no doubt that he had a problem with the plane, according to the eyewitnesses," said the sheriff. "Then he turned and went blazing." reporters in Washington, before his team left for Texas.
Atlas Air said that three people on the plane "and the members of their families are our top priority at this time." The operator said he was cooperating with federal investigators.
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The plane was in the pocket pocket at the northern end of Trinity Bay, the Chambers County Sheriff's office told Facebook.
According to the FAA website, the aircraft was built in 1992 and the flight number was 3591.
Boeing said he was sad to hear about the crash.
"We are concerned about the safety of the three people, saying he was aboard the plane," he said, "We are ready to provide technical assistance to the National Transport Safety Board when investigating the incident.