Wasserman Schultz Statement on Plane Fire at FLL Airport
I am very relieved that there were no fatalities in today's disaster, and I am hopeful that each of the injured will make speedy, full recoveries.
Pembroke Pines, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after a Dynamic Airways flight taxiing at Hollywood International Airport in her district caught fire earlier today. At the time of this release local authorities had confirmed 15 injuries:
“I am very relieved that there were no fatalities in today’s disaster, and I am hopeful that each of the injured will make speedy, full recoveries.
“Kent George and his staff at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is located in my congressional district, are the finest in the business, and they, the Dynamic Airways crew, and the first responders and emergency personnel who worked quickly to remove passengers from danger and extinguish the fire are to be commended for their actions that saved lives.
“My staff and I are in touch with airport officials and the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the FAA, and I look forward to a full briefing to understand what happened and how it can be avoided in the future.”
Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931
Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931
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