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All survive jet crash

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.

A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras' capital on Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger, according to Honduras' emergency management agency.

The emergency agency said through Twitter that first responders rescued passengers and crew. It did not provide the number of those aboard, but said all were alive.

Honduras firefighters posted photos of the crash and said there were nine people injured. Video from the scene showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage while others sprayed the plane with handheld fire extinguishers.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane registered to TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc. in North Salt Lake, Utah.


ORIGINAL: 11:20 a.m.

Honduras' emergency management commission says rescuers have responded to the crash of a private jet at Tegucigalpa's airport.

Photographs posted by the agency show a white Gulfstream jet that appears broken in half near the centre. Firefighters sprayed foam onto the crash and part of the plane appeared to lie across a street.

The agency said Tuesday through Twitter that first responders were working to rescue passengers. There was no immediate word of deaths or injuries. The FlightAware website says the flight originated in Austin, Texas.

Tegucigalpa's airport has long been notorious one of the more difficult approaches in the hemisphere, surrounded by mountaintops and residential neighbourhoods. Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area.



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