HFD: 4 escape alive after small plane crash near Hobby Airport, feet away from Pasadena ISD school

HOUSTON – Four people safely escaped an airplane that crashed during an emergency landing near Hobby Airport Friday afternoon, according to the Houston Fire Department.

PHOTOS: Plane crash near Hobby Airport

SKY 2 was over the crash moments after it occurred, which showed parts of the twin-engine Cessna 421 in flames.

The crashed aircraft was found in the 8600 block of Heathglen Lane near Monroe Road and Fuqua, just feet away from Dobie 9th Grade Center.

It reportedly took off from the airport at 2:45 p.m. and was headed to San Antonio International Airport, according to Federal Aviation Administration. The tail number is XB-FQS and is registered in Mexico.

It appears the plane crashed directly behind residents’ homes, even slamming into someone’s backyard fence.

Officials say the plane landed on a power distribution block, which caused the neighborhood to not have power. Crews worked Friday night to shift the plane just enough to restore the power for those residents. They plan to move the plane entirely on Saturday.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates.

No other flights going out or coming to Hobby were impacted, and terminals operated as usual.

The passengers and pilot of the aircraft have not been identified.

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