Plane Crash, 05/11/66: First responders offer aid to a woman critically injured during a plane crash while firefighters pick through the wreckage. Just seconds after taking off from Houston International Airport (now Hobby Airport), the twin-engine plane experienced engine failure and crashed in a nearby field after attempting to make an emergency landing. Four of the five people aboard the plane, including the two pilots, were killed instantly. The fifth, Marie Lamb, was thrown 15 feet from the plane and suffered severe burns. She died five hours later. The party had stopped in Houston to refuel on their way to the International Petroleum Exposition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The plane was owned by the Lamb Tool and Casing Rentals Company of Lafayette, Louisiana. Lamb was the wife of Edward Lamb, vice president of the company.