Florida airplane accident attorneys | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A near-miss at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Thursday sent one person to the hospital and scared dozens of other passengers when their plane caught fire on the runway. A Boeing 767 flight headed to Venezuela was preparing to depart when the crew was alerted by the air traffic control tower that their plane had caught fire. The pilot and crew immediately stopped the plane and evacuated all of the passengers on board – a total of 110 people. One serious injury occurred when a man running from the plane towards the terminal fell and hit his head on the tarmac.
A drunken pilot crashed a plane into a communication tower and was charged with reckless operation of a vessel and child abuse without great harm. He was released on a $4,000 bond and refused to speak with the media.