Authorities said that nearly two dozen people were already evacuated from the plane after it rolled off a Texas runway.
Although there were no injuries or deaths, crews had to rush for the McDonnell Douglas MD-87 to extinguish flames. Crews tried to extinguish fire by capturing dramatic footage.
"I think we can all agree that we can celebrate today that no one died in this horrible incident," stated Sgt. Stephen Woodard, spokesperson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Officials said that the plane carrying 21 passengers was trying to take off from Houston Executive Airport. It traveled approximately 500 feet on the runway and caught fire in a field before it crashed through a fence.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Brookshire, the remnants of an aircraft that caught fire at Houston Executive Airport were seen north of Morton Road. Texas.
"We found that all passengers had self-extricated," stated Tim Gibson, director at Waller-Harris Emergency Services District 20, "We positively, positively achieved the best outcome that we could have hoped."
Trey Duhon, Waller County Judge, posted that one passenger had complained of back pain on Facebook. Duhon is the highest-ranking official in the county.
CNN reported that two people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Cheryl McCaskill was on the plane. She lives in Cypress, a Houston suburb. According to the Houston Chronicle, she was shaken and shocked when she ran from the jet with her Astros jersey.
McCaskill stated that everyone jumped on the inflatable when it stopped.
Gibson stated that crews helped passengers get out of their planes.
He said, "They were very much stunned."
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Brookshire (Texas), remnants of an airplane can be seen near the intersection FM 2855 and Morton Road. Authorities said that no one was injured when the plane bound for Boston crashed onto a runway near Houston.
Gibson stated that emergency crews put out the flames using "a lot" of foam.
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The FAA will investigate.
CenterPoint Energy, a utility company, told ABC13 that the plane damaged an overhead power line and temporarily interrupted service for approximately 1,800 customers.
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