A jet carrying about 20 people heading from Texas to Boston for an MLB playoff game crashed and burst into flames — but all passengers and crew survived.
First responders rushed to the scene Tuesday morning after the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Houston Executive Airport, according to officials in Waller County, near the city of Houston.
The airport is mostly used by corporate clientele, outlets report. Waller County officials said 19 passengers and crew were aboard.
While the cause of the accident is under investigation, FAA officials said the aircraft crashed through a fence during takeoff before coming to a stop in a field and catching fire around 10 a.m., KTRK reported.
Everyone on board was able to get out of the plane, county officials said. One passenger was injured.
The plane is registered to J. Alan Kent, the owner of a Houston-based custom home construction company, KTRK reported.
The passengers were heading to Boston for game 4 of the American League Championship Series, with the Houston Astros facing off against the Boston Red Sox, KPRC reported.
Officials identified the plane as a McDonnell Douglas model MD-80, which can seat up to 172 passengers.