Some parts of this page is not supported on your current browser version. Please upgrade the browser to the latest.
Flight controls that maneuver the tail wing were jammed when a private jet overran a runway in Houston and burst into flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the controls were so jammed investigators couldn't even move the adjustable flaps on the tail of the McDonnell Douglas MD-87 by hand. The jet was about to depart Houston Executive Airport for Boston on Oct. 19 when the flight crew aborted takeoff.