Flight from Brussels lands at Orlando Sanford International Airport

Flight took off 8 minutes before 1st attack at Brussels Airport


SANFORD, Fla. – A flight from Brussels landed at the Orlando Sanford International Airport on Tuesday after it took off for Central Florida eight minutes before the first bomb went off inside of the Brussels Airport.

Jetairfly 217 took off from Brussels at 8:04 a.m. CET and landed at Orlando Sanford International Airport at 12:55 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Families gathered outside the airport waiting for passengers to get off the plane, telling News4Jax sister station WKMG that the passengers were going through extra security before disembarking. 

Passengers said there was no announcement about the Brussels attack and they didn't have WiFi. They said they didn't find out about the Brussels attack until they landed.

ISIS claimed to strike yet again on European soil Tuesday, saying its "fighters" launched attacks on the airport and a subway station in Belgium's capital that killed at least 30 people and wounded about 230 more.