Orlando International Airport
Orlando police report that they have made an arrest in a recent drag racing incident that critically injured two people and sent eight other spectators to area hospitals. They say that the apprehension of one of the drivers, a 22-year-old Central Florida man, will lead to several charges including unlawful racing, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, reckless driving and others. Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham and his peers in the legal community find it sadly ironic that this crash happened shortly after Orlando city officials unanimously rejected a proposed plan to make area roadways safer by allowing drag racing on area racetracks.
A Delta Airlines flight from Orlando International Airport to Washington D.C. on the morning of May 6 was forced to return to Orlando after crew and passengers smelled smoke from what was eventually traced to an electrical short. Passengers and crew members began smelling smoke shortly after the MD-88 took off from OIA, and when they could not find the source, they turned around and landed safely. The flight took off on schedule at 10:55 a.m. and landed without incident at 11:19 a.m.