Miraculous: Plane Heading To Boston For Astros Game Crashes, All 21 Onboard Survive
From CBS Dallas Forth Worth:
No one was killed, according to KTRK TV, when a fixed wing multi-engine plane crashed in Waller County on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
DPS officials said 21 people were on board. They were headed to the Astros game in Boston. One person was sent to the hospital with back injuries but everyone evacuated safely. The youngest passenger was 10-years-old.
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the incident near Morton and Cardiff roads, which is not too far from the Houston Executive Airport, in the southeast corner of Waller County.
Earlier today I saw the Tweet below and feared the worst.
Relieved to hear everyone was ok. According to ABC Houston it was a failed takeoff:
Since the incident, FAA preliminarily identified the aircraft as a McDonnell Douglas MD-87, adding that the plane rolled through a fence and caught fire in a field while attempting to depart the executive airport just after 10 a.m. CT.
Again, so glad they're all going to be ok. Even though they'll have to watch the Astros win from afar now, they must be feeling pretty lucky.