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Only 1 reported injury after plane carrying 21 is engulfed in flames

A plane crashed in Waller County, Texas, on Tuesday morning (October 19) during takeoff, leaving a smoldering debris field and yet only 1 injury was reported in the immediate aftermath of the crash, NBC reported.

The plane was carrying 21 people when it crashed near airport runways at Houston Executive Airport, aerial news video of the crash site appeared to show.

The local department of Public Safety said one person was hospitalized with back injuries but that the other passengers were safely removed from the plane, the local NBC station said.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 plane which has a 172-seat capacity “rolled through a fence and caught fire in a field while attempting to depart” from the airport, the Houston NBC station, citing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

It said the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will be investigating the crash.

(Production: Mana Rabiee)

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