Small planes crash on windy Orlando runway, one aircraft flips: report

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Winds exceeding 60 mph Thursday are blamed for dangerous conditions on an Orlando, Fla., runway that caused one small plane to flip over, according to local reports.

Click Orlando reports that a single-engine plane carrying at least one person collided with an unoccupied aircraft Thursday afternoon at Orlando Executive Airport. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Aviation officials said that taxiway incident was weather-related.

Bay News 9 reports first responders tended to an upside-down plane carrying no crew or passengers late Thursday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning had been issued shortly before 5 p.m. The scene is situated 3 miles from Central Florida’s financial center, according to the airport’s website.

Meteorologists said Thursday that the Atlantic Ocean’s first hurricane of 2022 appears to be in the making as Tropical Storm Danielle gains strength far off Florida’s east coast. Winds topped out at 60 mph Thursday as that weather event continues to take shape.