Survivors of private jet crash in Honduras land in Houston

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Victims of private jet crash in Honduras arrive in Houston
Three of the survivors of a private jet crash in Honduras are back safely in Texas.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Three Americans who survived a plane crash in Honduras on Tuesday are back in the United States.

New video into the ABC13 newsroom shows the moment the survivors arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston Wednesday afternoon.

The survivors include business executives from the Austin area.

Their private jet took off from the Texas capitol, crashing off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport. The jet broke in half Tuesday, but all six people on the plane survived.

Another American remains in a Honduran hospital for treatment.

WATCH: Closer look at the wreckage of the Honduran jet crash

A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger.

Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet, while others sprayed it with hand-held fire extinguishers.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and doused the wreckage with foam. Part of the plane appeared in photos to lie across a street.

The FlightAware website said the flight originated in the Texas capital Tuesday morning, and that was later confirmed by the Honduran Civil Aviation Agency.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane registered to TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc. in North Salt Lake, Utah. A person who answered the phone at TVPX and identified himself as Mike said he had no information to share and hung up.

Honduran firefighters posted photos of the crash and said there were nine people injured, but military police spokesman Mario Rivera said there were six aboard. The discrepancy was not immediately clarified.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez confirmed via Twitter that the injured were in stable condition.

The aviation agency said in a statement that the crash took place at 11:15 a.m. It added that everyone aboard was taken for medical attention and said airport operations were temporarily shut down while authorities checked to ensure conditions were safe. Operations resumed at 3:15 p.m.

In 2008, a plane of the former airline TACA crashed in nearly the same spot. Five people died in that crash.

Tegucigalpa's airport has long been notorious as one of the more difficult approaches in the hemisphere, surrounded by mountaintops and residential neighborhoods. The airport's runway is about 6,600 feet long, according to the airport's website.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area and said about 50,000 people in the surrounding neighborhood lost power because the plane took down power lines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.