Orlando, FL – One person was killed and another injured when two planes overturned at Orlando Executive Airport Thursday afternoon during a severe storm in central Florida.
Carolyn Fennell, a spokesperson for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, said one plane was empty and the other was empty, but it’s unclear how many people were on board.
Fennell said the plane flipped over as a result of a severe thunderstorm that caused destructive winds around 5:30 p.m.
Several counties in Central Florida were under severe thunderstorm warnings at the time, with the National Weather Service warning of gusts of up to 60 mph.
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The airport’s weather station reported 62 mph wind gusts along with heavy rain and lots of lightning.
A video shared with FOX 35 in Orlando showed the small plane completely flipped over and multiple emergency responders near the runway. , has since resumed, a spokesperson said.
The identity of the victim has not been disclosed.