AVweb sent out an unconfirmed web alert earlier today that the Sun ‘n Fun Air Show had taken a direct hit from a tornado. According to the alert, the roof of a building on the Sun ‘n Fun campus collapsed, trapping as many as 70 show participants.
However, an updated report on AVweb’s website now says that “everyone has been accounted for on-site, and there are no reports of serious injuries.” According to a report from Terri Smith, a Lakeland Florida Police Department employee, no buildings have collapsed. AVweb reports, however, that a tent may have collapsed in the storm, briefly trapping visitors inside.
We will post further information as it becomes available.