The flights from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport were delayed after a small jet went off the runway. Officials said all passengers have been deplaned and are safe.
“The aircraft has been declared fire safe. Our team is working with local and federal partners to safely remove the jet from the grass. Passengers should reach out to airlines for flight status,” the Hobby airport tweeted.
The airport is not closed. Here is a list of delayed and canceled flights:
Delta Air Lines, 2545 Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
Alitalia, 3425 Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
Virgin Atlantic, 5120 Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, 5484 Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
LATAM Airlines Group, 6651 Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
WestJet Airlines, 6799, Atlanta, Delayed to 1:00 PM
Southwest Airlines, 20, Dallas, Delayed to 1:00 PM
Southwest Airlines, 890, San Hose El Cabo, Delayed to 12:59 PM
Southwest Airlines, 1703, Washington DC, Delayed to 1:00 PM
Allegiant Air, 3211, Provo, Delayed to 2:00 PM
To track other flights: https://www.flightview.com/airport/HOU-Houston-TX-(Hobby)/departures
The small plane landed safely but wound up on the grass, and a minor crash occurred at 11:30 a.m., the airport reported. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but because the jet wound up in the middle of the two main runways, no flights can land or take off until at least 1 p.m.
According to Hobby Airport‘s statement on Twitter, “Houston Airport is responding to an aircraft excursion. A small jet exited runway 4 and entered the safety runway area, which is in grass. Due to the jet’s location – the intersection of two runway safety areas – a ground stop is in place. Everyone on board the jet is safe and has deplaned. Houston Airport is working with local and federal partners to safely remove the jet in order to restore operations.”
It is now unknown what led the plane to go off course.