BREAKING NEWS Trinity County deputy fired after inappropriate George Floyd post Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Shasta County announces the reopening of more businesses Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Public Health officials warn of potential coronavirus exposure at Colusa Casino Full Story
BREAKING NEWS California to let schools, gyms, bars reopen next week Full Story

Private jet crashes, almost splits in two at Honduras airport

A routine business trip turned into tense drama for six Americans flying from Austin, Texas, to Honduras.A com...

Posted: May 23, 2018 10:04 PM
Updated: May 23, 2018 10:04 PM

A routine business trip turned into tense drama for six Americans flying from Austin, Texas, to Honduras.

A company jet they were traveling in crashed off the runway Tuesday, almost splitting in two, when it landed at Toncontin International Airport near the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

All six people aboard -- four passengers and two crew members -- survived. One of the passengers and a crew member sustained extensive injuries.

"Thank God there are no reported human losses, the wounded are stable and cared for," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hern-ndez said after the crash.

"Thank you to those first responders who were so quick to assist," said Heide Fulton, the top US diplomat in Honduras. "We are monitoring events closely. The Embassy is providing all appropriate consular assistance."

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. local time, according to the Honduran Civil Aviation Agency. Operations at the airport were briefly interrupted but were fully restored later Tuesday.

The four passengers are employees of the Austin-based pawn store company EZCORP, according to company spokesman Jeff Christensen.

"It was a routine business trip that turned out to be not so routine," Christensen said.

Christensen said three employees were released from the hospital Tuesday with only minor injuries and bruises, while the fourth sustained more extensive injuries. A crew member also was injured more seriously.

"We have high expectations" for the full recovery of all those aboard and are "anxious to get them back home when they are ready," Christensen said.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 125738

Reported Deaths: 4529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles610682569
Riverside8777355
San Diego7940288
Orange7064174
San Bernardino5930217
Alameda3725101
Santa Clara2892144
San Francisco269843
Imperial256833
Kern253445
San Mateo229988
Tulare211692
Fresno201440
Santa Barbara173714
Contra Costa157738
Sacramento151959
Kings14526
Ventura121635
San Joaquin105036
Stanislaus81631
Monterey64010
Sonoma6104
Solano56522
Marin53017
Merced3207
San Luis Obispo2911
Placer2659
Santa Cruz2212
Yolo21624
Madera1413
Napa1293
Humboldt1044
San Benito1022
El Dorado1020
Butte651
Sutter512
Nevada491
Del Norte470
Shasta424
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Calaveras190
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Tehama71
Colusa70
Lassen60
Tuolumne50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 57°
Oroville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Chester
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 57°
Willows
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 57°
Much cooler with gusty winds and the potential for active weather this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events