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Corporate MD-87 Crashes at Houston Executive Airport

Today, October 19th, a Corporate McDonnell Douglas MD-87 crashed at Houston Executive Waller County Airport, USA after overrunning the runway.

According to the latest information, the 34 year old aircraft, with registration N987AK, overran runway 36 during an aborted take-off across the perimeter fence; it then ended up about 300m further north, where it caught fire and burned to destruction. All of the 21 people on board, including three crew members, survived the accident however one person was taken to the hospital with back injuries.

ABC13 states that the plane was headed to Boston for a trip to the AL Championship Series games.

a map of a runway
Location of the MD87 accident

The aircraft was originally delivered to Finnair in January 1988; in November 2000 it changed over to Aeromexico and after that in 2007 to Noybim LLC, it was then transferred to Rice Aviation Group in 2014. Finally in 2015 it was turned into a VIP configuration and was bought by 987 Investments LLC.

Cover Photo: Twitter/JACDEC via ABC13Houston