38 Injured In Denver Plane Crash

At least 38 people have been injured after a plane ran off the runway Denver International Airport.

Continental Airlines flight 1404, a Boeing 737 heading to Houston was carrying 107 passengers and five crew members.

Initial reports suggest the plane skidded off the runway into a ditch before catching fire. Crews on the scene are said to have put out the flames, although it’s too early to know the cause of the accident.

Around 26 passengers have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The incident took place at around 6:20pm local time. More if we have it.

Update: a spokesperson for Continental Airlines says the plane was trying to take off but instead “exited the runway.” Failed takeoff perhaps?