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Actor's Jet Grazes Plane on Approach to Airport

October 18, 2000

VAN NUYS — A private jet owned by actor Jim Carrey grazed a turboprop plane on approach to Van Nuys Airport Tuesday, but both aircraft landed safely and no one was injured, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Carrey wasn't aboard his twin-engine Gulfstream 3 jet when it hit a Beechcraft King Air C90 shortly after 4 p.m., a spokeswoman said

The collision occurred south of Newhall Pass, a heavily traveled area for private aircraft, said FAA spokesman Jerry Snyder.

As the planes approached the airport, Snyder said, the 21-seat Gulfstream apparently struck the top of the other plane and punctured the Beechcraft's left wing. The Gulfstream received minor damage.

Three people were aboard each plane.

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