A story developing in Florida this afternoon: A tornado or serious thunderstorm struck Lakeland, Florida today during one of the more prominent air shows in the country. James Wiebe provided the photo above.
There are more images here. An interview with a person on the scene here.
Was it a tornado? You usually don’t see a thunderstorm rip an engine out of an airplane.
(Image from James Wiebe)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.