Taxiing Plane Smashes Others At Executive Airport
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) ― A mangled pile of plane blocked a taxiway at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport after a small plane apparently went out of control as it taxied Friday afternoon, striking a number of other aircraft. First reports indicated there were no injuries.
Firefighters could be seen from Chopper4 spraying foam around three planes on the taxiway of the busy general aviation airport located west of Ft. Lauderdale.
Airport spokesman Chas Adams said a pilot was apparently moving a plane down the taxiway when he lost control of the aircraft, which ran into the other planes.
Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue fire department sprayed flame retardant around the planes as a precaution in case the accident caused highly flammable avgas to spill.