Houston’s Hobby Airport had to suspend all flights after a private plane departed “without permission” and collided with another plane, the FAA says.

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A Houston airport temporarily suspended all flights Tuesday after two private planes collided on its runway, officials said.

The incident took place around 3:30 p.m. CT when a twin-engine plane took off “without permission” from the runway at William P. Hobby Airport and collided with another twin-engine plane that was landing on the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. .

No injuries were reported in the collision and it is unclear how many people were aboard either plane, the FAA said.

The departure plane was identified as a Hawker H25B, a corporate jet model, while the arrival flight was a Cessna C510 business class aircraft, according to the FAA.

The two private planes “clipped their wings while moving on the airfield,” Hobby Airport said in a post. in X.

The airport remained underground as crews worked to remove debris, the post said. The airport announced that the debris had been removed shortly after 7 p.m. and that flight operations had been restored.

Hobby Airport is located 7 miles from downtown Houston.

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.



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