aircraft departing without permission at texas airport causes collision faa

A private plane departed without permission in Texas on Tuesday, colliding with another private aircraft as both were moving on an airfield at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to Fox News Digital that the incident happened at 4 p.m. local time Tuesday. 

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Two private planes collided Tuesday at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. (KRIV)

Officials said that a twin-engine Hawker aircraft departed without permission from Runway 22 at the airport, when it collided with a twin-engine Cessna C510 that was landing on Runway 13 Right. 

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The Cessna C510 taxied to the ramp area following the collision, the FAA said.

No injuries were reported on either aircraft, the FAA said.

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Two private planes collided at Hobby Airport in Houston prompting a ground stop. (KRIV)

The FAA said it is still investigating how many passengers were on board the planes, but a twin-engine Hawker can fly nine passengers, while a twin-engine Cessna C510 can hold up to six passengers.

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Authorities said debris caused by the collision put the airport into a ground stop, shutting down the airfield for several hours. 

Around 7 p.m. local time, Hobby Airport posted on X all debris had been cleared from the airfield and that flight operations had been restored.

William P. Hobby Airport

Entrance to the arrivals terminal area of the William P. Hobby Airport, Houston.  (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images/File)

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“The debris has been cleared from the airfield. Hobby Airport has restored flight operations,” Hobby Airport officials said. “Please contact your airline for flight status.”

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