Plane rolls through fence, catches fire in Waller County

BROOKSHIRE — An airplane wrecked north of Brookshire this morning, however all 21 people on board got out of the plane with only two suffering injuries.

“A McDonnell Douglas MD-87 rolled through a fence and caught fire in a field while attempting to depart from Houston Executive Airport in Houston, Texas, shortly after 10 a.m. local time today,” according to a statement from the FAA. “Preliminary information indicates that 21 people were aboard and that all of them evacuated safely. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.”

The Cy-Fair Fire Department provided a fire engine and two ambulances to assist with the multi-agency event.

“Cy-Fair Fire Department provided mutual-aid assistance to help our neighbors in Waller County,” said a CFFD spokesman. “Crews helped triage and evaluate patients. Fire crews assisted with suppression efforts and providing extra staff to help support the incident.”

The FAA stated the tail number of the aircraft is N987AK.

Creighton Holub

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