Saturday, February 20, 2016

Accident occurred February 20, 2016 at Orlando International Airport (KMCO), Orange County, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. —  Three people were injured Saturday afternoon after a plane caught fire in a hangar at the Orlando International Airport, officials said.

The fire ignited at about 2:15 p.m. at the Cessna Citation Service Center off of Bear Road and Tradeport Drive in the northwest corner of the airport property, said Carolyn Fennell, an airport spokeswoman.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and the plane involved was removed from the service hangar, Fennell said.

Three people were brought to a hospital for treatment.

It isn’t known what the extent of their injuries are, and it's not known what sparked the fire.

The fire didn’t impact airport operations, Fennell said.


Three people have been hospitalized after an airplane caught fire at Orlando International Airport Saturday afternoon, according to OIA spokesperson Carolyn Fennel.

Fennell tells FOX 35 that the fire broke out around 2:10 pm at the Cessna Citation Service Center off of Bear Road and Tradeport Drive.

The fire was isolated to the one aircraft, which was located inside the interior of the hangar.

The airplane is private and was being serviced at Cessna Citation Service Center. 

This fire did not have an impact on commercial activity.


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