21 Passengers Survive a Charter Airplane Accident in Texas
BROOKSHIRE, TEXAS – A news report on clickorlando.com states that a chartered airplane that was taking customers from Texas to the MLB AL Championship Series game in Boston, Massachusetts, suddenly erupted into flames when it skidded off a runway on takeoff. According to law enforcement officers, no one was seriously injured or killed.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was transporting 21 passengers and crew when the airplane crashed at the Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas. Fortunately, all passengers and crew members exited the airplane safely.
One of the passengers stated that she was feeling "shaky and shocked" after she exited the plane and began to flee the burning jet. When the plane finally stopped, she said that everyone was screaming, "get out, get out, get out," and they all jumped out of the burning airplane and onto an inflatable device.
The National Transportation Safety Board, along with the FAA, will investigate the plane accident. National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Keith Holloway stated that a crew of agency investigators would probably examine the airplane's flight data recorder. The plane is registered to an investment firm from Houston.
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