Thursday, 24 May 2018
All six people aboard survive as private jet crashed off the runway and split in two when it landed at Toncontin Airport, Honduras
A routine business trip turned into tense drama for six Americans flying from Austin, Texas, to Honduras when the company jet they were traveling in crashed off the runway almost splitting in two, when it landed at Toncontin International Airport in Honduras.
All six people aboard, four passengers and two crew members survived. One of the passengers and a crew member sustained extensive injuries. "Thank God there are no reported human losses, the wounded are stable and cared for," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said after the crash.
The accident occurred around 11 a.m. local time, according to the Honduran Civil Aviation Agency. Operations at the airport were briefly interrupted but were fully restored later on Tuesday. The four passengers are employees of the Austin-based pawn store company EZCORP.