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Houston airport grounds flights after jet departs 'without permission'

The private jet collided with another private jet that was landing, but no injuries were reported from the incident.
Houston airport grounds flights after jet departs 'without permission'
Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 25, 2023

An airport in Houston temporarily grounded all flights Tuesday afternoon after two private jets collided on the runway, officials said. 

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. ET at the William P. Hobby Airport when a twin-engine jet took off “without permission” and collided with another twin-engine jet that was landing on the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

Hobby Airport said on X the two planes clipped wings, and a ground stop was immediately called. 

No injuries were reported, and officials did not specify how many people were on board either plane. 

Crews worked to clear the tarmac of the debris caused by the collision and normal operations resumed at the airport a few hours later. 

The FAA said the departing plane was a Hawker H25B, a corporate jet model, and the arriving plane was a Cessna C510 business-class jet. 

The incident remains under investigation.


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