Fire, Fuel Problems Quickly Mitigated
Some of the airplanes were flipped over, some had wings torn off, and some were thrown against a building, ERAU Director of Communications Jim Hampton told Central Florida News 13. Two or three airplanes were inside the maintenance hangar when it collapsed. A piece from an airplane that tore through the wall of a building sparked a fire, but airport firefighters quickly brought it under control, Hampton said. Hazmat teams also dealt quickly with spilled fuel. The campus is currently closed to visitors until it is declared safe by authorities. More than 200 homes in the area were also damaged. About 10 people were reported injured, but nobody was killed.