Plane carrying fans to Boston for ALCS crashes outside Houston; No serious injuries reported


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A plane heading to Boston for Tuesday night’s Game 4 of the ALCS crashed and caught on fire outside Houston Tuesday morning. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported.

KHOU in Houston reports that the plane never got off the ground, rolling through a fence at the end of the runway and crossing a street before coming to a stop in a field and catching fire.

All 21 people on board -- 18 passengers and three crew members -- were able to get off the plane safely. Two people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The plane owner’s wife told KHOU that the plane, which attempted to take off around 10 a.m. CT, was carrying fans to Boston for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Astros and Red Sox.

The plane, reportedly a McDonnell Douglas MD-87, was taking off from Houston Executive Airport, located in Waller County outside Houston.