Baseball fans walk away with their lives after jet crash inferno in Houston

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aasengers on a private jet narrowly avoided going to a baseball game when airplane Crashed and in flames during take-off Texas.

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18 baseball fans – including a 10-year-old boy – and three crew managed to escape safely from the wreckage Aeroplane A fence broke through and caught fire at Houston Executive Airport.

two were taken Hospital Although no one was seriously injured, officials said.

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The group was on track to watch game four of the American League Championship Series play-off between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox last night.

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Passenger Cheryl McCaskill told the Houston Chronicle that she felt “shaky and numb” after running from a burning jet in her Astros jersey. “When it finally stopped, everyone went, ‘Get out, get out, get out’. We jumped on that windy thing and then everyone went, ‘Get away,'” he added.

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According to audio posted by KOOU reporter Janelle Bludeau, another unnamed passenger is described running for cover from a smoke debris.

“And we opened ourselves up and ran as far as we could because we thought it was going to explode,” the passenger said. “And we wanted to go as far as we could.”

The McDonnell Douglas MD-87’s flames sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

“It’s a good day. It’s really a day of celebration for a lot of people,” Texas public safety spokesman Sergeant Stephen Woodard told reporters at the scene. He added that the plane flew about 500 feet before the crash. Had it.

Tim Gibson, director of Waller Harris Emergency Services District 200, said passengers had “extricated themselves” and first responders rushed to their aid in the area where the plane crashed.

The plane was registered with Alan Kent, owner of Flair Builders, a Houston-based house-building firm.

The company confirmed to a local news channel that Mr. Kent was on the ship with a group of people attending a baseball game.

The accident, which occurred just after 10 a.m. local time, knocked out an overhead power line, affecting more than 1,800 customers.

Officials are investigating the cause of the accident.

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