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1 Dead After Planes Flip In Orlando Due To Weather
Two airplanes flipped over at Orlando Executive Airport Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the weather is to blame for the unfortunate incident which left one person dead and another seriously injured.
According to FOX 35 Orlando, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority spokesperson Carolyn Fennell said one of the planes involved had people aboard it and the other did not. It is unknown how many people were on the occupied aircraft.
What we know:
At the time of the accident, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect. There was a gust of wind measuring 62 mph and a microburst was reported. Merriam-Webster defines a microburst as “a violent short-lived localized downdraft that creates extreme wind shears at low altitudes and is usually associated with thunderstorms.”
A tragic passing:
Upon their arrival at the scene, the Orlando Fire Department found one passenger dead. A second individual had to be transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center under a trauma alert.
Flights at the airport were suspended but have been resumed. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the incident.