All 21 people on board survived in U.S. plane crash

  Xinhua News Agency, Washington, October 19 (Reporter Xu Jianmei) A plane crash occurred in the southern state of Texas on the 19th. All 21 people on board survived and 2 of them suffered minor injuries.

  According to information released by the Federal Aviation Administration, at about 10:30 local time on the 19th, a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 aircraft crashed into a field shortly after taking off from Houston Administrative Airport in Houston, Texas.

  According to reports, the 18 passengers and 3 crew members on board were safely evacuated. Two of them suffered minor injuries. They were all discharged after being admitted to the hospital for treatment.

The crashed plane caught fire and burned. The smoke produced was visible several kilometers away. It took more than an hour for rescuers to put out the fire.

  Central Point Energy, a local enterprise, said that the plane crashed the wire and caused a short-term suspension of electricity in the nearby area. More than 1,800 users were affected. At present, the electricity supply in the area has basically resumed.

  The specific cause of the accident is not yet clear.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.

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