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LOCAL BUILDER UNINJURED IN DC-9 CRASH IN WALLER COUNTY

J. Alan Kent, a local home builder, and developer, and owner of Flair Homes were one of 19 passengers on the DC-9 MD-87 that was attempting a take-off at Houston Executive Airport in Waller County this morning. The DC-9 built in 1987 and previously owned by Airborne Express was taking off when it appears he could not gain altitude. The plane crashed through the fence on Morton Road and continued on. All 19-passengers and two crew members escaped before the plane burst into flames. One person was transported to the hospital with back injuries. The plane was departing for Boston Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.