Small aircraft collides with parked plane at Orlando Sanford Intl Airport

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Two single-engine aircraft were involved in a collision when one of the planes hit a parked, empty plane while landing at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

The incident occurred on the evening of February 27, 2024 at around 18:00 local time.

According to an update from the Orlando Sanford International Airport, one aircraft landed short and collided with a parked aircraft that was unoccupied.

“One of the aircraft landed short and came into contact with an unoccupied, parked single-engine aircraft,” the airport authority said on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).

The airport authority also disclosed that three people were involved, though no-one was seriously injured.

In its statement on accidents and incidents, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that the aircraft that was landing was a single-engine Cirrus SR20. 

The FAA has announced that it will investigate the incident alongside the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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