Trump's Private Jet Suffers LGA Mishap

 - November 29, 2018, 11:25 AM

President Donald Trump’s private Boeing 757 was involved in a minor accident on Wednesday morning as it was parked at New York’s La Guardia airport. A Bombardier Global Express, which had just completed a short hop from Long Island MacArthur Airport, clipped the larger aircraft’s wing as it was being marshaled along the ramp near the airport’s general aviation terminal. No one was aboard Trump’s aircraft at the time of the incident, and according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, there were no injuries resulting from the mishap.

Extent of the damage to the aircraft is unknown, but the Global, registered to Long Island-based Navair, which had been scheduled for a transatlantic flight, instead departed later that day for Hartford, Connecticut, which is home to a Bombardier service center.

Trump used the 757 extensively during his 2016 presidential campaign, with it often serving as a backdrop for his airport rallies. He bought the retrofitted aircraft in 2011 from the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.