According to the Orlando Fire Department, one individual was killed and another was badly hurt Thursday evening when two planes flipped in heavy winds at Orlando Executive Airport.
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority confirmed that the planes flipped during a severe storm warning, but said they were in separate sections of the airport.
One person had already died when emergency personnel arrived, according to OFD spokeswoman Jenny DeSantis, and another was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
According to GOAA spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell, only one plane was in use at the time.
The occupied airplane was a twin-engine aircraft on a taxiway near Runway 7 on the airport’s west side, and the other was a single-engine plane parked in the apron area in front of Atlantic Aviation on Herndon Avenue on the airport’s north side, according to officials.
Thursday’s severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 4:46 p.m. and ceased at 5:15 p.m. The warning called for hail and winds of up to 60 miles per hour.
The situation was handled by the Orlando fire and police departments. The investigation is being assisted by the National Transportation and Safety Board and the GOAA.