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The Latest: Trump’s private plane clipped at LaGuardia

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a mishap involving Trump’s private plane (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s private jet has been involved in a fender bender at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

The Trump Organization confirmed that a corporate jet maneuvering into a parking spot struck the wing of Trump’s parked Boeing 757. It said the plane was parked and not in use.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday as ground workers were guiding the Bombardier Global Express corporate jet. It said nobody was injured and airport operations continued normally.

Trump used the jet throughout his 2016 run for the White House but hasn’t done so since taking office, opting for Air Force One instead.

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5 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s private jet has been involved in a fender bender at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Two people familiar with Wednesday morning’s incident tell The Associated Press a corporate jet maneuvering into a parking spot struck the wing of Trump’s parked Boeing 757.

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The Federal Aviation Administration referred reporters to the White House press office. The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to calls or emails.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. as ground workers were guiding the Bombardier Global Express corporate jet. The authority declined to confirm that Trump’s plane was involved.

It said nobody was injured and airport operations continued normally.

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