A dual-engine airplane crashed at about 10 a.m. this morning at the Houston Executive Airport at 1900 Cardiff Road, near Brookshire, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety press …
A dual-engine airplane crashed at about 10 a.m. the morning of Oct. 19 at the Houston Executive Airport at 1900 Cardiff Road, near Brookshire, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release.
“Eighteen passengers and three crew members were on the plane and exited the plane without help from emergency responders,” the press release said. “Two passengers were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Katy for non-life-threatening injuries.”
A social media post from Waller County Judge Trey Duhon indicated that the MD-80 aircraft was taking off from the airport heading north but was unable to gain altitude. The plane went off the end of the runway and across Morton Road, coming to rest in the field just north of the airport where it then caught fire.
The DPS press release indicated that the Federal Aviation Administration would be investigating the accident.
According to a report from KHOU 11, passengers were on their way to Boston for the American League Championship Series. The Houston Astros were set to face the Boston Red Sox that evening and again the following day.
According to Waller-Harris Emergency Services District 200, Katy Fire Department, Community Volunteer Fire Department, harris Fort Bend Emergency Services District 100, Cy-Fair Fire Department, the Harris County Fire Marshal, Harris County Hazmat, Fort Bend County Hazmat, Harris County ESD 48, City of Houston Office of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Waller County Sheriff’s Office, Katy Fire Marshal’s Office and Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office all joined Waller County first responders in responding to the incident.
No further updates have been provided by the FAA or other officials regarding the incident.
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