WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- As the probe continues into a level clang successful Waller County, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) volition beryllium holding a quality league to update connected their progress.
NTSB media briefing contiguous astatine 3 p.m. Central time, connected Tuesday’s clang of a MD-87 airplane, beforehand entranceway of the Houston Executive Airport, 1900 Cardiff Rd., Brookshire, Texas, 77423. pic.twitter.com/rJISyWc6KR— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) October 21, 2021
In Wednesday's update, the NTSB said it is going to instrumentality a fewer weeks to stitchery each the grounds to fig retired what happened. But truthful far, the squad has already recovered the achromatic boxes from the crash.
The clang happened soon aft takeoff mid-morning Tuesday. The level ended up successful a tract astatine the Houston Executive Airport, adjacent Brookshire, Texas.
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Miraculously, each of the 18 passengers and 3 crewmembers made it retired of the fiery wreckage safely. Two radical were sent to the hospital.
The youngest idiosyncratic connected committee was a 10-year-old, officials said.
Since the incident, FAA officials identified the craft arsenic a McDonnell Douglas MD-87, adding that the level rolled done a obstruction and caught occurrence successful a tract portion attempting to depart the enforcement airdrome conscionable aft 10 a.m. CT.
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"During the departure, it looked similar a mean departure. Like I said, erstwhile it got down the hangars I could not archer myself what was going connected with the aircraft," said the airport's enforcement manager Andrew Perry. "It should person been up successful the air. I knew thing was incorrect and past a mates of seconds later, we saw the fireball and went rushing to the scene."
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