No One Was On Board The Piper When The Incident Occurred
Air Force Two was preparing to depart from Francis S. Gabrenski
Airport with Vice President Joe Biden on board Wednesday morning
when the jet blast from the Boeing 757's engines picked up and
dropped a Piper Cub, damaging the smaller airplane.
Air Force 2
Air Force Major Michelle Lai told the Associated Press that the
Cub was lifted into the air by the jetwash from Air Force 2 as it
taxied for takeoff from the airport in Westhampton Beach, NY. The
left wing of the airplane, which belongs to an aerial media
company, was damaged in the incident, but no one was on board at
An investigation will determine the extent of the damage to the
Cub, and who should be responsible for paying for the repairs.
Not being equipped with a rear-view mirror, AF2 departed the
airport with its occupants unaware of what had happened on the