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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Private Jet Splits in Half in Crash Landing

Crew and passengers are all alive after 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. on Tuesday May 22 2018

Video posted online showed what appeared to be Tegucigalpa 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. Photos appeared to show part of the plane lying across a street.

Police and citizens help rescue survivors of the Honduras plane crash as the private jet is doused in foam.

The Honduran Civil Aviation Agency confirmed the flight came from Austin.

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

Honduras's emergency management agency said on Twitter that first responders rescued passengers and crew. It did not provide the number of those aboard, but said all were alive.

Tegucigalpa's airport has long been notorious as one of the more difficult approaches in the hemisphere, surrounded by mountaintops and residential neighbourhoods.

The airport's runway is about 2 kilometres long, according to the airport's website.

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