Miami-Dade County

An AmericanAirlines van plunged off the side of a garage at MIA. Someone was inside.

A van crashed to the ground last Friday morning from the third level of a parking garage at Miami International Airport. The driver, Orlando Luna, was taken to JMH Ryder Trauma Center.
A van crashed to the ground last Friday morning from the third level of a parking garage at Miami International Airport. The driver, Orlando Luna, was taken to JMH Ryder Trauma Center. MDPD

A vehicle crashed to the ground from a parking garage at Miami International Airport at about 8 a.m. Friday.

According to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, of the Miami Dade Police Department, one person, the driver, was transported to JMH Ryder Trauma Center as a trauma alert. The victim, Olrando Luna, 59, is an airline employee who was in an AmericanAirlines company van.

AA corporate spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said Luna works in the airline's training department with the aircraft maintenance team.

As of Friday afternoon, the victim was listed in good condition.

A video on WSVN's Facebook page showed the white mangled van, its hood bashed in, windows broken. Debris is littered about. It reportedly fell four stories; the wall of the garage is also smashed.

The cause of how the accident occurred is still under investigation.

"There is no public safety concern and it does not affect airport operations," reads a MDPD release.

AmericanAirlines released a statement about the incident: "We appreciate the assistance of MDPD and the other first responders, who quickly took care of our team member," the airline said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Police in Austin, Texas released video showing a BMW plunging seven stories from a downtown parking garage and striking another vehicle as it lands in an alley. The driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and crashed through the garage barrier.

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