Houston plane crash: Firefighters respond to plane shot down near Hobby Airport


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – People are calling this a miracle, a plane crash near Hobby Airport that ended with no injuries.

SkyEye flew over the neighborhood on Heathglen Lane just off Monroe Boulevard and South Sam Houston Parkway. Video captured the small plane at rest and damage to a garden fence.

Ground damage also included a gazebo that caught fire, firefighters said.

Neighbors, like Marco Sanchez, rushed to help.

“My instinct was like, ‘There’s a garden hose, take it.’ And I just started spraying because I felt the heat coming over here,” Sanchez said. “Yes, I was thinking about the explosion because it was hot. But my thing is that- Hey, if it’s time for me to go, that’s it. At least I helped someone.”

Houston plane crash: Firefighters respond to plane shot down near Hobby Airport

HFD confirmed in a tweet that no injuries were reported in the small-engine plane crash. The four people on board were able to exit the plane unassisted and refused to seek treatment, according to HFD.

The department advised people to avoid the area due to heavy emergency response traffic.

In a tweet posted about an hour after the incident, Hobby Airport said the plane – a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle – had just taken off from the airport at 2:19 p.m. before making an emergency landing.

Hobby mentions that operations are not impacted and that the terminal is operational. Federal investigators are also on the way.

The plane also appeared to descend within a few feet of a paved driveway and athletics area belonging to the Dobie High School 9th ​​grade campus.

Pasadena ISD confirmed that the plane made an emergency landing on the south side of campus and that no children were on the nearby lot when the incident occurred.

The district added that the plane crashed at the time of the layoff, which was delayed until administrators assessed what was happening and once first responders took control of the scene.

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