Small Aircraft Crashes in Houston Claiming 3 Lives

Small Aircraft Crashes in Houston Claiming 3 Lives [Updated]

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Houston Fire Department (HFD) reported three unidentified casualties when a small aircraft crashed. The plane collided with an empty car parked outside an Ace Hardware store, near the northwest corner of Hobby Airport, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, before 1:15 p.m. CDT. Ruy Lozano, a spokesman, working for Houston fire department, offered the details, while speaking to ABC News.

Fortunately, there was no HazMat spill or fire reported after the accident. However, the crash could have been much larger in magnitude with a more devastating damage to the surroundings, had the plane crashed into a propane tank kept in the parking lot, as evident from SkyEye aerial-view.

The Houston Fire Department is actively deployed on the scene to tackle any unforeseen situations, and the City of Houston has also been kept on high alert, especially with respect to the following areas:

  • Bellfort to the North
  • Broadway to the East
  • Airport Boulevard to the South
  • Mykawa to the West

Update: June 9, 2016, the casualties, two were from Moore, Oklahoma. According to a family friend, the woman and her two brothers were in Houston to visit their father.

Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited Cathy Milne

Sources:

ABC News: HFD: Three People Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Hobby Airport
ABC News: AIR CONTROLLER TELLS PILOT ‘STRAIGHTEN UP! STRAIGHTEN UP!’ JUST BEFORE PLANE CRASHES NEAR HOBBY AIRPORT

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