West Palm Beach: Trump's Boeing 757 hits business jet

Boeing 757 (Photo: Tomás Del Coro).
Boeing 757 (Photo: Tomás Del Coro).

West Palm Beach: Trump's Boeing 757 hits business jet

Boeing 757 (Photo: Tomás Del Coro).
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An incident that attracted attention occurred at West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida in the early hours of May 12, 2024: the wing of a Boeing 757 belonging to former US President Donald Trump collided while taxiing a parked plane. The incident, which occurred at 01:20 a.m. local time, triggered an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

According to the FAA, the winglet of the B757 struck an unoccupied business jet while taxiing. This occurred in an area of ​​the airport not controlled by the FAA, according to its report. The exact circumstances of the incident and the question of responsibility are the subject of the ongoing investigation.

Trump's private plane, registered under the registration number N757AF, is a luxury aircraft in a class of its own. With an estimated value of $100 million, the Boeing 757 is a symbol of the former president's extravagant lifestyle. Since being purchased in 2011, the aircraft has been converted into a flying palace. With 43 seats, a master bedroom, a guest suite, a dining room, a VIP area and a bespoke galley, the B757 offers Trump and his guests the highest level of comfort and luxury.

Particularly noteworthy is the aircraft's 24-carat gold finish, which is not only used for decorative purposes but also adorns the seat belt buckles. This extravagant use of gold reflects the former president's exclusive lifestyle and taste.

The incident at West Palm Beach International Airport has not only raised questions about airport safety and responsibility when handling private aircraft, but also drawn attention to the privileges and luxuries enjoyed by some notables. As the investigation continues, it remains to be seen what consequences this incident will have for Trump and his aircraft.

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