Cargo Planes Collide, Burn at Milwaukee Airport

Two cargo planes collided and burned on an airport taxiway Wednesday night, but no serious injuries were reported.

A spokeswoman for General Mitchell International Airport said both pilots escaped after the accident between "small cargo planes" from the same company, Freight Runners Express Inc. of Milwaukee.

Firefighting crews put out the blazes.

The airport was shut down for about a half-hour, said Rowe, adding that she didn't know how many flights were affected.

"It probably caused very little disruption," she said.

A woman who answered the telephone at Freight Runners said she couldn't immediately comment.