Plane Carrying Fans to Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS Game Collides Outside Houston
According to WCBV 5, a plane carrying fans to Game 4 of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros crashed near Houston. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the Waller County crash. According to KTRK-TV, the jet’s owner said he and his friends were on their way to Boston for the game when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
Sgt. Stephen Woodward of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the plane had trouble taking off and didn’t leave the ground before sliding to a halt and catching fire. Onboard were twenty-one persons, including 18 passengers and three crew members. Only minor injuries were reported; the youngest passenger was ten years old.
“They were stunned, they were very, very stunned, but they did self-extricate, and we can’t tell you how they did it or how they did it, but the plane was fully involved when we arrived,” Waller-Harris Emergency Services’ Tim Gibson said. Despite two people being taken to the hospital, the tragedy could have been a lot worse.
A DPS officer declared, “This is a good day in response to the plane crash.” “Today is a day of celebration for a lot of individuals.” Game 4 of the American League Championship Series is scheduled for tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Based on where the jet was taking off, most of them on board were most likely Astros fans looking to cheer for their team, who are behind the series 2-1.
“I mean, they count as one [loss],” Astros manager Dusty Baker remarked following Game 3, according to the Astros official website. “We come back and win [Tuesday], tying the series. You don’t like it, I mean. I’m not thrilled about it, but you have to flush this one because you won’t be able to bring this or the last one back until tomorrow. So, as I previously stated, you may not like it tonight, but the sun will rise in the morning.”
The Astros have made the ALCS the last five seasons and have been in two World Series, winning one. The Red Sox are vying for their second World Series title in four years, and they’re fifth since 2004.
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