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Small plane crashes near houses, school in Houston, Texas

A few minutes after taking off from Hobby Airport, the pilot advised the tower, “We are having problems with our engine. Need to turn back to the airport.”

HOUSTON — A small plane has crashed into the yard of a house near Hobby Airport in Southeast Houston. The crash scene is not removed from Dobie 9th Grade Center on Monroe Blvd.

The plane took off from Hobby round 2:19 p.m. A few minutes later, the pilot advised the tower, “We are having problems with our engine. Need to turn back to the airport as soon as possible.”

After the tower responded and requested what they wanted, the pilot replied, “We are not going to make it.”

The plane mowed down a fence earlier than coming to a cease only a few yards from a few houses in the 8600 block of Heathglen Lane.

Thankfully, the 4 folks on the plane weren’t harm and neither was anybody on the bottom, based on Houston Fire Department.

Sparks from the plane prompted a fireplace that unfold to a close-by gazebo. From Air 11, a home-owner might be seen spraying the flames with a backyard hose earlier than fireplace vans arrived.  

Firefighters had been nonetheless on the scene placing out scorching spots near the plane about an hour after the crash.

Hobby Airport identified the plane as a Cessna 421 C Golden Eagle. They mentioned the crash didn’t have an effect on operations on the airport. 

Federal investigators are headed to the crash scene.

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