One dead after plane crashes at Orlando Executive Airport

A plane at Orlando Executive Airport overturned in severe weather Thursday, killing one person and sending another to the hospital, the Orlando Fire Department said.At 5 p.m., the plane was on a taxiway for takeoff and the weather was unfavorable, an airport spokeswoman said. Another plane that overturned had no one on board, the spokesman said. Move with the wind,” said Orlando Executive Airport Director and Air Traffic Controller Judith-Ann Jarrett. “We get regular weather reports. We all do. We work closely with the air traffic control tower, so if things get too severe, they’ll get a hold of it. In fact, the plane was waiting to taxi to take off, and unfortunately, the system was moving so fast, it was so strong with such strong winds that it actually overturned the plane.” Firefighters said one person was dead when they arrived at the scene, and a second person on the plane was taken to hospital as a shock alert. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to begin its investigation.Hangars and other structures at the airport were damaged during the storms.Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the incident occurred at Orlando International Airport.

One person died and another was sent to the hospital after a plane overturned during severe weather Thursday at Orlando Executive Airport, the Orlando Fire Department said.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed two people were on board when the plane overturned around 5 p.m., according to an airport spokeswoman.

No one was on board the other plane that overturned, the spokesman said.

“There is evidence that the grounded planes were moved by the wind,” said Orlando Airport Director and Air Traffic Controller Judith-Ann Jarrett. “We get regular weather reports. We all do. We work closely with the air traffic control tower, so if things get really severe, they’ll get a hold of it. Actually, there was a plane waiting to taxi to take off, and unfortunately, the system was moving so fast, it was very windy. It was so severe that it actually overturned the plane.”

One person was pronounced dead when firefighters arrived at the scene, and a second person on board was taken to a hospital in shock.

The National Transportation Safety Board is set to launch an investigation.

Hangars and other structures at the airport were also damaged during the storms.

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Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the incident occurred at Orlando International Airport.

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