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WALLER COUNTY, Texas (WFXR/KXAN) — A total of 21 people were on board a plane when it crashed near the Houston Executive Airport on Tuesday morning.
According to a Facebook post from Waller County Judge Trey Duhon on Tuesday, Oct. 19, the D-80 aircraft was taking off from the Houston Executive Airport and heading north when it crashed. Authorities say that the plane was headed toward Boston.
Duhon says the plane did not reach altitude at the end of the runway and went across Morton Road, coming to a rest in the field just north of the airport before catching on fire.
As of this writing, Duhon says numerous first responders are on scene and the plane is on fire and burning off jet fuel.
All 18 passengers and three crew members exited the aircraft safely and are back at the airport, according to a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
However, one passenger is reporting back pain, Duhon says.
During a press conference, emergency officials from Texas and Waller County announced that this was a good day because nobody died in the crash.
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