Private aircraft crashes, catches fire outside Houston airport during 'horrific' abandoned takeoff

Jet goes down in Waller County
Jet goes down in Waller County Photo credit KHOU

A private plane crashed and caught fire as it was trying to take off from Houston Executive Airport today.

Officials at the scene say there were 21 people on the MD-80 when it went up in flames. But Texas DPS officials say there are no serious injuries.