Collision at Houston Hobby Airport: The wingtip of a Hawker 850XB collided with another aircraft during takeoff. The inmates survived the shock.
It happened on startup. At 3:20 p.m. local time on October 24, a Hawker 850
During acceleration, the left wing tip of a business jet collided with the tail of another business jet at the intersection of the runway. The Cessna Citation Mustang with registration number N510HM had previously landed on runway 13R. “The Hawker pilot continued to take off on runway 22 before returning and landing,” the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wrote.
Hawker was not cleared for takeoff
All survived the crash: none of the five passengers on board the Cessna 510, as the Citation Mustang was also called, were injured, as were the three people in the Hawker. The airport was forced to temporarily suspend operations. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in an initial statement that air traffic control did not obtain clearance for the Hawker to take off.
The NTSB, which sent a six-person team to Houston to investigate, also wrote that the plane was instructed by the control tower to wait. Footage from American TV channels and social networks shows the hole made by the Hawker wing in the tail of the Cessna:
FAA statement: “A twin-engine Hawker H25B departed without authorization from runway 22 @hobi_airport At 4pm today when it collided with a twin-engine Cessna C510 aircraft that was landing on runway 13 on the right. Injuries have been reported. This information is preliminary and subject to change.” https://t.co/hpnMitTtra pic.twitter.com/FhMitz946K
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