Truck crashes into plane at Hopkins airport

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A pickup truck crashed into a plane early Tuesday morning at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the FOX 8 I-Team has learned.

It happened just after 1 a.m., according to information from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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A city of Cleveland employee who works at the airport was driving the airport-owned pickup truck, according to the patrol.

The truck clipped the wing of a privately owned plane that was parked and unoccupied at the time, according to the patrol.

A person in the vehicle suffered a minor injury, according to a Tuesday statement from the airport. Air traffic was not impacted, officials said.

The airport is now investigating.

We also reached out to the FAA about this. As of Tuesday afternoon, the FAA has not released a statement.

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Earlier this month, two commercial airline planes collided while one of them was parked and boarding passengers, FOX 8 News previously reported.

Back in March, the I-Team identified an airport official seen on an airport surveillance camera driving in front of a plane as it was taxiing, forcing it to brake.

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