Airplane makes emergency landing 2.5 miles southeast of Orlando-Apopka Airport


An airplane made an emergency landing today about 2.5 miles southeast of the Orlando-Apopka Airport, with no reported injuries of the two passengers that were onboard, according to Apopka police.

On Wednesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m., the Apopka Police Department (APD) responded to 3000 Shelby Industrial Drive regarding a report of an airplane crash, which later turned out to be the emergency landing.

The plane reportedly sustained wing damage in flight and made an emergency landing at this location. There were two passengers onboard, no injuries were reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and are responding, an APD news release originally stated. Later on May 8, the APD said it received an update that the FAA and NTSB have declined to respond to the incident, and that plane owner will privately tow the plane.

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