Houston airport closed after small jet slides off runway

HOUSTON, Texas: Houston officials have announced that a small jet slid off a runway as it landed at Hobby Airport on the weekend, delaying flights for several hours.

Video from KTRK-TV showed that after sliding across the grassy area before coming to a stop, the white and yellow jet sustained damage to one of its wings.

Airport officials tweeted that everyone on board the jet was safe, stating, "The jet has been declared fire safe. Our team is working with local and federal partners to safely remove the jet from the grass," as quoted by the Associated Press.

Airport officials said flights had resumed some hours after the plane was removed.