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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. 

“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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