(CNN) – A Boston-bound plane carrying more than 20 people crashed into a fence and caught fire as it took off from the Houston Executive Airport on Tuesday morning. Authorities said there were no serious injuries.
Local officials said all of the passengers and crew left the plane with minor injuries before firefighters extinguished the McDonnell Douglas MT-87 fire in a field outside the airport.
“This is a good day. In fact, it is a day of celebration for many,” the spokesman said Texas Department of Public SafetySergeant Stephen Woodard told reporters at the scene.
Waller County Judge Trey Duhan said through Facebook that one person had reported back pain.
“The information we have at this time is that the plane did not reach the height at the end of the runway and crossed Morton Road, stopped in a field north of the airport, where it caught fire,” the judge said.
Woodard said another person was suffering from shortness of breath. Both were taken to hospital, but later returned to the airport.
The MD-87 “rolled over the fence and caught fire in a field” as it attempted to depart after 10 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement.
Woodard said the plane was traveling about 152 meters before the crash.
In addition, he described the ship as having 18 passengers, two pilots and an assistant. He had earlier said there were 22 people on the plane.
The youngest passenger was 10 years old, according to the sergeant. The fire was extinguished, Woodard said.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate NTSB as the leading agency.
Rescuers are seen in the area of the accident in the pictures of the news.
Tim Gibson, director of Waller Harris’ 200 emergency services district, said all the passengers were “able to get out on their own” and that the crew helped them out of the crash site.
CNN’s Gregory Wallace and Jennifer Henderson contributed.
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