Black box found from private jet crash in Houston

Monday, November 22nd 2004, 8:33 am
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) -- Crews have recovered data recorders from a private jet that crashed today in Houston while en route to pick up former President George Bush.

All three crewmembers on board died in the crash on approach to Hobby Airport -- in thick fog.

Bush, who lives in Houston, had been scheduled to fly to Ecuador, but he postponed the trip.

The Gulfstream jet owned by Jet Place of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was flying from Dallas Love Field to Houston when the accident happened.

Mark Rosenker with the National Transportation Safety Board says the "black box" flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder appear to be in good shape.

The NTSB will examine a number of factors, including condition of the aircraft, what the pilots were doing, the weather and technical issues.

Airport officials say the pilot never indicated a problem.