Private jet crashes into parked plane on runway at San Antonio airport

No commercial air traffic was impacted

SAN ANTONIO – A private jet in taxi accidentally crashed into a parked plane at the San Antonio International Airport Friday afternoon.

No one was injured in the wreck that occurred before 4 p.m., according to Joe Arrington, a spokesperson with the San Antonio Fire Department.

Aerial footage from Sky 12 showed one twin-jet plane partially parked on top of another twin-jet plane.

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Airport spokesperson Rich Stinson said a Cessna Citation CJ3 accidentally thrusted during taxi and collided with a parked Cessna Citation Encore.

The CJ3 was carrying a pilot, mechanic and two passengers, Stinson said. Both planes were on the tarmac at the time of impact.

No commercial air traffic was impacted, but the crash did cause a 300-gallon fuel spill, Arrington said.

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The Federal Aviation Administration was on scene to investigate the crash.

The CJ3 left a San Jose, Calif. airport at 12:23 p.m., according to, a website that tracks flight activity.

The Encore had been parked on the runway since Nov. 5, according to It arrived from New Orleans that day.

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