Baseball fans survive fiery crash on flight from Texas to Boston for playoff game
A jet carrying about 20 people traveling from Texas to Boston for an MLB playoff game crashed and went up in flames - but all of the passengers and crew survived.
First responders rushed to the scene of the accident Tuesday morning after the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Houston Executive Airport, officials in Waller County, near the city of Houston, said.
The airport is mainly used by corporate customers, report outlets. Waller County officials said 19 passengers and crew were on board.
While the cause of the accident is being investigated, FAA officials said the plane crashed through a fence while taking off, before stalling in a field and catching fire around 10 a.m., KTRK reported.
Everyone on board could get off the plane, the district officials said. One passenger was injured.
The aircraft is registered to J. Alan Kent, the owner of a Houston-based custom home builder, KTRK reported.
The passengers traveled to Boston for the fourth game of the American League Championship Series, with the Houston Astros playing against the Boston Red Sox, KPRC reported.
Officials identified the aircraft as a McDonnell Douglas Model MD-80, which can hold up to 172 passengers.
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